Metal Gear Solid 2 (MGS2) is one of my favourite video-games and it touches upon some rather deep philosophical themes regarding censorship in society. I originally played it 2001, and back then I didn’t fully appreciate its philosophizing regarding online censorship. Playing it again recently made me realize just how far the game was ahead of his time regarding the issue of online censorship. The story of MGS2 revolves around a government agent, Raiden, sent to rescue the President of the United States. During the mission, Raiden discovers the existence of shadowy group called The Patriots who control society from behind closed doors and who aim to control humanity through digital manipulation. Similar to the claims by conspiracy theorists regarding real-world groups such as the Bilderbergs, in MGS2, The Patriots objective is the installation of a world empire populated by a subservient human race. The Patriots view the Internet as a threat to their ambitions of world dominance because they cannot effectively control the flow of digital information and so they attempt to censor online information in the hope of maintaining their control over humanity.
We can see obvious parallels with The Patriots and their desire to control digital information and what’s happening today, where digital information is regulated and manipulated to suit the agenda of the global elite. One obvious example of this information control is with one of the world’s largest websites, Wikipedia, which has obviously been created by the global elite with the purpose of shaping the public’s thinking in line with their thinking on every issue. It has been set up as a mass communication device that will communicate in one direction — from the ruling elite to the people they rule. If Wikipedia’s purpose and function is to promote the ideas that it is instructed to promote by its elite masters, it is simply an illusion to think of it, as many people around the world do, as being concerned with conveying the truth about anything. If it does do that, it is purely incidental and it occurs because the elite have an interest in conveying the truth on that occasion. But Wikipedia is only one small aspect of this information control. The tentacles of control extend to places such as YouTube, Google, Reddit, Facebook, Quora, and almost all mainstream platforms.