An assistant professor at Michigan State University named Elizabeth LaPensée has created a game that was released during early October named Thunderbird Strike. The game allows players to use lightning bolts to destroy pipelines and trucks.
According to the game’s website, players fly from the Tar Sands to the Great Lakes as a thunderbird protecting Turtle Island with searing lightning against the snake that threatens to swallow the lands and waters whole. The snake, of course, being pipelines.
While LaPensée has denied her video game is meant to encourage or endorse eco-terrorism, she is on record as saying she hopes her game will bring awareness to pipeline issues and contribute to the discontinuation of Line 5,. Line 5 is a Canadian oil pipeline that link’s the country’s tar sands to the lower United States.
Since the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, <a href= "https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/22/dakota-access-pipeline-vandalism-highlights-sabotage-risks/99482318/"<vandalism and sabotage incidents against pipelines have increased which, in turn, contributes to raising the price of oil.
The environmentalist’s vow of Keep it in the ground is their way of saying they will do anything possible to stop industrialized countries from using fossil fuels. Greens who protest against fossil fuels and using other Earth resources for the betterment of human life are of the ultimate evil.
Despite her denials, Elizabeth LaPensée’s video game is clearly meant to sanction or somehow encourage the destruction of pipelines. The game compliments the efforts of terrorists who sabotage pipelines as part of their effort to halt the usage of fossil fuels.