My boss just a few minutes ago tweeted to me that there is a rock star who believes that the cops in Grand Theft Auto 5, are not racists. Now how could he have come to such a conclusion. God knows?
But, as far as I am concerned, I am sure that l know a little bit about computers, things like how to operate micro-soft word or a trick or two, at the most, about the word press. In Socratic terms, I know that I don’t know, is how to operate the X Box or to play games on it. Watching DVDs is something completely different.
But lets not digress, how could, in heavens name the rock star, be so confident that the cops in GTA 5 are not racists. He must be high on molly, or the “Breaking Bad” meth of the highest quality produced by the Emmy collecting professor, or even perhaps he might be under the influence of this new drug “krokodil”__ dearly hope, I spell it right.
And if none of the above, then the rock star may be from a different planet, a far, far away star or from a distant galaxy, altogether. Captain Kirk Log…0070#%–. Right MR.Spock. Forgive me, readers, I have yet to visit a place, irrespective of its ethnicity, religion, color or creed where racism in not present in one form or another.
In fact, racial discrimination is one common denominator all over the globe. Some where it is hidden behind the veil of bad and/or good behavior, while at other places it is as glaring as the first rays of the sun, when they pierce the cornea as it rises after its twelve hour slumber.
Take this post as an open letter to the humanitarian rock star. I fearfully ask him, fearful that my argument might offend him, though, it is not in any way meant to hurt his artistic sensibilities.
Not being a racist, perhaps, to him means that the cops in GTA 5, take bullets after bullets from the black or the latino bad guy but do not fire back at him, out of the fear that they might kill him. Though, I have not had the honor to play the game, the rock star means that they are not racists because they fire warning shots in the air to stop him from going into the killing spree mode and that is all they do.
If he means that, then surely they are a good bunch, as they never even try to subdue him by applying minimum of force, to stop him from running away or driving away in some one’s stolen vehicle, always almost parked there, for his convenience; and if the state of the art cars won’t do, then there are helicopters and planes to make his inevitable getaway possible.
We all know that justice is blind, at least if not blind, most of the times the statues of lady justice are blind folded. What I was not aware of was that the cops also like the Mr. or Ms. Justice are , if not blind or blind folded, at least color blind, hence immune to the evil of racism.
And guys those who are experts at the GTA 5, teach me to a tip or a cheat, as you call them, to turn these cops into real life beings with likes and dislikes, so that I can turn them into real live human beings than leave them as lifeless entities in cyber space, ready to do my bidding, whatever that may be.
Please, wiz kids teach me the cheat to turn these cops of GTA5 to see life with all its imperfections, and be racists for a change.
Written by: Iftikhar Tariq Khanzada