Originally posted by Holygamer
seems like its a growing theme in his video games.
I have to agree with Kaiser Sohse on the point that eventually tensions between the United States and Mexico will rise to a point where warfare is a
possibility. Between the open border, the illegal immigration, NAFTA, the North American Union, and drug smuggling, there's a lot of potential
sources for conflict.
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter: Fight Mexicans
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter: Fight mexicans trying to terrorize US border
In both of those games the US is actually fighting Mexican rebels and is assisting the legitimate Mexican government. One part of the game even
involves saving the Mexican president. Consider that some of Clancy's novels involve fighting the legitimate governments of the Soviet Union (Red
Storm Rising, and Red Rabbit), the Russian Federation (the Sum of All Fears, the Cardinal in the Kremlin) Japan (Debt of Honor), Iran (Executive
Orders), and China (SSN: Strategies for Submarine Warfare, and the Bear and the Dragon).
Splinter Cell: Double Agent: Fight against Mexicans on a cruise boat
In case you hadn't payed any attention to the game when you made this theory, those Mexicans were the good guys. In that level you're a double
agent working for a terrorist organization attempting to nuke a cruise liner, the Mexicans that you fight are anti-terrorism units trying to stop the
terrorist organization you're working for.
Rainbow Six Vegas: Fight mexican terrorists in Vegas
Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Fight mexican terrorists in mexico and vegas.
Play the Sum of All Fears game. In that one you'll fight Americans, Israeli's, Germans, South Africans, and more. Look at how much of his work
involves fighting Middle Eastern terrorists and/or Russian terrorists. Considering that pretty much every other ethnic group in the world has been
featured as opponents in Clancy's work I don't see the issue with featuring a couple of bad apples from Mexico. Hell, the North Koreans have their
legitimate government being portrayed as enemies all the time.
Well ding chavez was a gang banger in the Barrio of California before he was scooped up by the "proud white americans" in the military and
sculpted him into a model killing machine.
So no, it reinforces my theory.
Domingo Chavez for starters isn't a Mexican, he was born in Los Angeles so he'd be a natural born citizen. Chavez is a career soldier, so his
involvement in the military is voluntary, meaning that it's not as if he was scooped up by any white military. He came from a rough background and
decided to make the most of his life, something that thousands of people of all races in this country do every year. And if Clancy really was a
racist then shouldn't it be a white guy in charge of Rainbow Six? If Clancy was actually a racist then he would've probably had Chavez do something
treacherous or fail his team, something that Ding Chavez isn't exactly known for.
Why is this a theme, and why is nobody offended?
Because there is no underlying racial agenda. If we're going to base accusations of racism on an author featuring a particular group as opponents in
a video game then that means Clancy hates the following;
- the Russians
- the Germans
- the Chinese
- the Japanese
- the Columbians
- the Peruvians
- the North Koreans
- the South Africans
- the Israeli's
- the Arabs
- the Persians
- the Indians
- the Vietnamese
- the Bulgarians
- the Swiss
- the Canadians
- and last but not least the Americans. In fact, there's been more American villains than any other group I believe.
And that's not even a complete list.