I agree on the point that this may seem a controversial topic to base an interactive story on but this is a work of fiction. Not that its a perfect excuse for “everything” of course but I do not see any harm in exploring any ideaology that may exist in this political game.
As long as it’s dealt with honestly and without bias there shouldn’t be anything wrong with writing/speaking about anything. And for what has been shown so far I believe that the author can do that.
Sure, not everyone is going to be pleased at the possibility of an ideaology they dissagree with being shown in a positive light, especially one that has had a destructive impact in our world. But the fact of the matter is that we are not trying to overlook or dismiss what has happened. We are just exploring these ideaologies in an interactive and ficticious way. Which can serve to entertain and educate.
Left Wing, Right Wing, Authoritarian, and Libertarian, all of these have extremes which should be discussed in an open and honest way. We all have our own personal leanings but there shouldn’t be anything wrong with having an open discussion about them.
And no I don’t think it has to be set in Germany, as I believe that would restrictive. In having it based in a ficticious world we can explore these ideas without our own history limiting the potential direction this story can go. We would instead worry about adressing certain events in our own history rather than create new possible situations that could arise in this given setting.
Personally, I believe that the author should write however they wish. And to not feel obligated to write in a certain way out of fear of censorship, political correctness, or appealing to the masses. This includes listening to me… just ignore me if you wish, no hurt feelings here.
I find it funny though that it is the Fascism (authoritarian extreme) side which is concerning most people when any extreme can be potentially fatal, such as Anarchism (libertarian extreme).
Words from a Social Right-Centrist Libertarian.