Remember all those sinisterly jingoistic posters that littered the floating city of Columbia in BioShock: Infinite? One of the more xenophobic images has made its way onto the Facebook page of an ultra-conservative political group in the US. Apparently, they didn’t realise the image was satirising their own party. We’d be laughing if it wasn’t so scary.
The National Liberty Foundation is a Florida-based group of radical conservatives associated with the right-wing group that calls themselves the Tea Party (amusingly, they briefly referred to themselves as ‘Tea-baggers’ before the obvious connotation was brought to their attention).
Well, it is an anti-immigrant cartoon — it’s just from the video game BioShock Infinite, where it’s used as propaganda for the Founders, a group of totalitarian good ol’ boys who run the floating city of Columbia. They’re the video game equivalent of the Tea Party, and they’re portrayed as a nasty group of racist white men.
In other words, this Tea Party group just Facebooked an image meant to satirize the Tea Party.
As one Facebook poster succinctly put it: “Instead of trolling immigrants, you trolled yourself. Way to blow it idiots.”
Additional reporting by Jason Schreier.