Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Say, You Know What Makes An Awesome Drinking Game? Jews vs. Nazis

Yep, you read that headline right.
The most awesome new beer pong game is one called Jews vs. Nazis.
Below is how the table is set up to play the game.
Now for those unfamiliar with beer pong, its very simple. You bounce a ping-pong ball across a table and if you get it in a cup full of beer. Once you do that, two-teams go back and forth until all the cups of one team are gone.
Beer pong is very popular among males in college and to a much lesser extent in high school.
An obvious aside is this is very much a binge-drinking game. And you know, after enough alcohol, people get pretty stupid.
But if one thinks that some Jewish website made this up, take a peek at this link at the site BroBible.
It is complete "rules" of the Jews vs. Nazis beer pong drinking game.
And it's ugly.
Here are the rules:

Its called Jews vs the Nazis. Its 3-on-3, 30 cups per team. The Nazis shape their 30 cups into a swastika, and the Jews set up their 30 cups as the Star of David. The cups are re-racked to a smaller swastika and a smaller star when 18 cups remain on either team. The Nazis start the game off with ‘blitzkreig,’ and each player on the Nazis shoots until they miss, but this is only allowed for the first volley. The Jews have the ‘Anne Frank Cup,’ and this ability allows them to pick any one of their cups and hide it anywhere in the room, but it has to be shootable, obviously. The Jews can only do that once per game and can be used only during their turn. To equalize this slight advantage, the Nazis also have another ability called ‘Auschwitz’ (or ‘Concentration Camp’ if you don’t know what that means). With this ability the Nazis can pick any player on the Jews team and they have to sit out of the game until the other two players on the Jews team each make a cup. After that happens the 3rd person on the Jews team can play again. Also, throughout the game you are supposed to talk alot of shit and say as many racist things as possible to make it more enjoyable.
My Jewish friends actually love this game haha.

Yes! I am positive that this nit wit's Jewish "friends" just love the game. Yes, I am sure that the lucky one is the one that ends up in Auschwitz.
My question is why, why would any self-respecting Jewish person, observant or not, participate in such an insulting game?
I mean, what if the game was, I don't know, maybe Slaveholder vs. Negroes? Think that there would not be a wee bit of an outrage? A massive investigation? Of course there would be.
And one really disturbing aspect is that this game is being played not just by college students but high school students as well.
There was this post on the Anti-Defamation League that educated about this game. There was one comment that I could not resist responding to. After we went back and forth, I understood the original point the commenter was really trying to make.
That ignorant people will not care anyway and maybe, just maybe it is not worth all the time spent on such things.
Oh, and the person is Armenian and we should all know, but do not, of the Ottoman Turks genocide of Armenians during World War I. So maybe that plays a role in the frustration of dealing with ignorant people.
I get it, but can not agree totally with it. But that person just can't take trying to educate ignorant people.
Well, since I do this blog, I take the mantle.
Here is the thing.
When drinking is involved, and make no mistake this is binge drinking to boot, the potential for bad things to happen dramatically increase.
And when the Holocaust and the result of that are mocked and turned into a drinking game, nothing good can happen. I mean, in the course of the game, one should shout and say the most vile and racist things possible.
Let's see, lots of beer, a racist game and racist humor to boot. Yeah, at the end all will hug and kiss and be pals.
Not. Going. To. Happen.
Let me be clear on this point. I don't want colleges to ban this game at all. High schools, totally. After all a high school student is about three years from the legal age to consume adult beverage of any kind. But colleges can and should inform students about this game. And make the game as unacceptable as possible. I am all for free speech and it is why adult college students should be shamed but not banned from this game. The only way to do that is to make colleges alcohol-free zones. To my knowledge, there are mostly Christian colleges that are alcohol-free zones. Two that come to mind is Liberty University in Virginia and Brigham Young in Utah.
By having this hideous game and what it is all about out in the open is a start. Using this as, and I hate this term but in this case it is appropriate, a teachable moment. To not just discuss the fact that six million of the 11,000,000 + killed in Europe in World War II but discuss the Gypsies, the homosexuals, the intellectuals, the handicapped, the Freemasons, Christians that opposed the Nazis.
See, it is true that many other peoples were killed other than Jews. But it was the Nazi ideology that specifically determined that the Jews, as a group, were a huge reason of the world's ills. That is why it is sort of elevated over the others. But maybe mentioning the others that faced the wrath of the Nazi death machine will make people that have not listened before pay attention. Because the Nazis had many enemies other than the Jews. But make no mistake, the Jews were enemy number one and they had to be dealt with in the worst and most humiliating ways.
Drinking and partying is a big part of college life. I am not such a prude as to want to ban that and playing an offensive drinking game. But it's not a cool game. It's not something to mock. It is a chance to tell the story to the next generation so that, God willing, it should never happen again.

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