I just bring this up for a bit of a brainstorming. On the comments of the last podcast, there is a discussion about how the game winks at the “Aliens built the pyramids” conspiracy, as it is allegedly racist.
As much as I remember, that conspiracy has been around since the 80s, if not before. What I don’t get is: how it is racist? Is it because the prejudice of “they could be doing that because they were ancient Egyptians and not ancient Europeans”? Or is it something else?
I think, from what I can gather, the conspiracy came from a technological point, given the time when they were built and the known available technology at the time. Obviously, given enough crew (and I imagine sadly it was mostly slaves), a colossal built like that goes down a level, but it is still astounding given their size and their significance at the time what brings up the “incredulity” of some people.
But how is that racist? Are conspiracies about aliens and Stonehenge, for example, racist too? If there was a conspiracy about aliens and say, the Great Wall of China, would that be racist? Just because they are another different culture than the European?
I am just a bit confused, so just looking for a bit of enlightenment from the bright minds in the forum. Never too old to learn new tricks.