When Trump initially announced that he was running for president, only a handful of people took it seriously. Smaller still was the amount of people who saw that he was going to succeed.
Whether by being lucky, liking Trump, or just being able to read the trends and current political climate, they all saw the rise of Trump where no one else did.
Before the rise of Trump however, the Metal Gear franchise of video games has been predicting the current political climate since the early 2000’s and indeed saw the rise of someone like Trump.
Specifically, the video game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance outlined the rise of a Trump-like character as a central theme in the game.
This begs the question: who came first, Trump or Revengeance?
Metal Gear Solid 2 Artificial Intelligence Dystopia
Metal Gear Solid 2 is one of the best video games of all time. There’s many reasons for this, but chief among them is it’s prediction of an elite trying to censor information in order to create a narrative.
This was done by artificial intelligences taking all of the “junk” information from the internet and shaping it in a safe way for people to consume for their own good.
According to the artificial intelligences, the internet was becoming too dangerous because of the use of memes to influence people’s thoughts.
The main antagonist of the game was a former US president and super soldier clone who was attempting to destroy this system of control and free people’s minds.
At the end of the game you end up stopping the revolution and ensure that the control systems are left in place.
This was a game before it’s time. There was a huge backlash to this game as it didn’t follow the same script of the first game and you didn’t get to control Solid Snake. Instead you are given a guy named Raiden who is a total effeminate simp.
This was a meta experiment on the pressure of game creation and fan reaction. Hideo Kojima, the game’s creator was a proto internet troll, as he successfully trolled millions of people who bought the game expecting more of Metal Gear Solid 1.
The artificial intelligences were a stand in for the elites that make decisions in our current world. The information control grid they were setting in place was a metaphor for the media and their control over what is considered to be true.
Metal Gear Solid 2 saw the power of memes on culture and showed how the elites was going to react.
The next few games in the Metal Gear franchise weren’t as good and didn’t have nearly as much impact. The only thing to note is that in the story, the artificial intelligence control systems were eventually taken down by Metal Gear Solid 4.
After 4, Kojima started developing a new Metal Gear game based around the exploits of Raiden. This was going to be a tangent game in the series. The game never got fully developed and stalled. Kojima decided he had enough content for a good game, but couldn’t make it himself, so he handed it over to Platinum Games to finish.
Platinum turned this game from a stealth game into an all out action game. Instead of sneaking around, you run up to multiple enemies and cut them down with your sword.
The plot of the game is set a couple years after the destruction of the artificial intelligence control systems. As a result, the world is becoming a more peaceful place without manufactured wars for profit. This has an unintended consequence of sending the world into a global recession.
One of the characters in the game is a cyborg named Monsoon. There’s a lengthy cutscene in which Monsoon gives his philosophy. He talks about there being no free will and that everyone is acting on memes spread throughout the culture.
The antagonist of the game is a Senator named Steven Armstrong, who is hell bent on restructuring America into a country where people fight for what they believe in.
The way he goes about this is by sponsoring terrorist events around the globe in the hope of using the events to his benefit to become president. In his words, he’s using war as a business, to end war as a business.
Transmission of Memes
Memes are a central issue in the Metal Gear games. There’s great emphasis on the passing of memes from one generation to another. Memes are the genes of culture.
This election is seeing memes being taken seriously with Hillary Clinton calling Pepe the Frog a white supremacist icon.
She feels threatened because people on the right are using memes effectively, and are organizing campaigns to spread them.
Like Armstrong, Trump is capitalizing on the free flow of memes to be the first president memed into office.
The control grid of the media is being exposed through wikileaks and the system is about to fully come down.
Make America Great Again
The character of Steven Armstrong has a lot of similarities to Donald Trump. At one point in the game, he is yelling at the protagonist about his philosophy. At one point during this tirade, he literally yells out, “Make America Great Again”
This is pretty astounding because the game was being developed back in 2010. The script was most likely finished around 2011.
Trump supposedly trademarked the phrase in 2012 after Romney lost.
Either Kojima and the guy who wrote the script for Revengeance are time travelers and knew what was coming, or this is just a huge coincidence.
I like to think that on election day after Trump wins, he will do a live broadcast over the internet and reveal that he’s powered by nanomachines and will be taking down the Globalists with his bare hands!
If you get the time, give Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Rising Revengeance a playthrough. Besides having a story that predicts what is happening in this day in age, the games are pretty fun as well.