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Apple Saves The Day!

Apple is currently being run by a sensitive man and it shows. The corporate behemoth is ever-so-much more sensitive these days.

Trying to make the App Store into its version of a “safe zone,” Apple has decided to pull dozens of Civil War games depicting the Confederate Flag, for no other reason than they do so. Evidently, Apple decided that its users are incapable of handling the stress associated with seeing an emblem like the Confederate flag, in the context of a historical war game. (Games like Castle Wolfenstein, which are filled with NAZI swastikas, are evidently ok.) did a spot check and here is a sampling of the “mean-spirited” games removed from the App Store.

  • Ultimate General: Gettysburg
  • AAA American Civil War Cannon Shooter
  • Civil War: Hidden Mysteries
  • Civil War The Battle Game
  • Civil War Defense
  • Civil War Battle Defense
  • 1861 A Civil War Rebellion
  • Civil War: 1862
  • Civil War: 1863

Apple had this to say:

We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines,” an Apple spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.

I’m waiting to hear that The Dukes of Hazzard has been banned a la Disney’s Song of the South, and that Tom Wopat and John Scheider are being forced to publicly apologize for their cultureal insesitivity and pay back all the money they made from starring in the popular series that ran from 1979 – 1985.


Even as a I write this, the General Lee is being stripped of its emblematic logo and being renamed the Silly Savage.  Ok, so I made up the last part.

H/T to GK


1 Curtice Mang { 06.25.15 at 2:38 pm }

So, according to Apple (and others, no doubt) the Civil War never really took place. Sorta like when Stalin would air brush his former associates out of pictures, once he had them, um, removed from existence.


2 Marcia { 06.25.15 at 7:32 pm }

Don’t forget the Arizona Democrat lawmaker who wants a memorial to Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America, removed from a rural Arizona highway. Statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, where ever they exist, to follow soon.


3 Herbert R. { 06.27.15 at 11:21 am }

Behavior Modification–What we may and may not wear, what we may and may not say, what we may and may not fly at the masthead…we are routinely treated like toddlers incapable of grasping moral concepts, and whose conduct must therefore be conditioned by gold stars or time-outs. The infantilization of our entire culture in this manner betrays a rather advanced contempt in our ruling elite for the human spirit.


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