How Wing Commander IV Awakened My Political Consciousness

Ask a politician about what first roused them to the complexities and injustices of the world and they might mention seeing their Dad exploited for unpaid overtime by his portly boss, or perhaps precociously reading Edmund Burke, aged fifteen, and wondering why the girls at school still didn’t want to touch them.

For me, it was playing a video game where Luke Skywalker deals with the aftermath of a space war with giant cats.

Read the rest over at Wry Republic, right here.

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