OPINION: We Need World Peace in order to play Twilight: 2000 with a Clear Conscience
As violence erupts in Israel and Palestine, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to grind on, it is finally time to push for world peace so that we can all sit down and play Twilight: 2000 without feeling like we’re reenacting world events. The right to roleplay as combatants in a world-shaking conflict should be completely unimpeded by real wars. World peace would grant the citizens of the world a much-needed reprieve from suffering, and give Fria Ligan fans a chance to play something a little more grounded.
If world peace is too far a cry, a fine compromise would be a promise that no nuclear weapons will be armed, fired, or even looked at in a contemplative manner. Really, the best way to make sure that we can play T2K without reminders of the real world is to dismantle all military nuclear devices. Complete nuclear disarmament is the only way to ensure that radioactive fallout doesn’t impact Saturday games. We promise that real snow provides plenty of ambience for playing out gritty military operations in the heart of Poland.
If all else fails, it would be unfortunate but acceptable if the world’s violence were contained to countries that major western media outlets didn’t feel the need to cover in the news. Despite the horror we feel as we see civilians killed and driven from their homes in many recent warzones, we’re pretty sure we’ll be able to forget about them if their images weren’t being broadcast constantly. It would really be great to narrate chucking a grenade and not have to think about the real damage to human bodies done by explosives that can fit in the palm of your hand. Never mind the devastation wrought upon communities by handheld firearms, mortar ballistics, and antipersonnel mines. If the leaders of the world can find it in their hearts to lay down arms and begin making inroads to peace, we may just be able to run a Twilight: 2000 campaign guilt-free.