Right (Going Turbo in the Eyes of a Human)
The Good Wario
I’m sitting inside the bare room of Pac-Man, listening to Zangeif talk about thighs, eggs, and skulls. Wreck-It Ralph had just finished his rant about his current position as the bad guy of Fix-It Felix Jr.
I feel bad for him, because he’s isolated.
He’s isolated for no good reason.
The only reason he is isolated is because he’s the “bad guy”.
I’m a bad guy as well, but my personal character is one of kindness and sympathy.
Bison asks the dangerous question of “Going Turbo” and Ralph objects.
“Turbo?” Ralph asks “No, I'm not going Turbo! Come on guys! Is it ‘Turbo’ to want a friend? Or a medal? Or a piece of pie every once and awhile? Is it ‘Turbo’ to want more out of life?”
“Yes....” The zombie groans, and his response really makes me burst.
“No” I firmly reply, and everyone turns to me.
“It’s not ‘Turbo’ to want a friend, or respect, or more out of life.
What if authority says that I can’t enter a game because I’m labeled as a bad guy?
Is it ‘Turbo’ to go there anyway?
Or what if people say that I can’t sit on a certain bench because I’m black?
Is it ‘Turbo’ to sit there anyway?
What if I want to marry a male when I’m male myself and society says it violates that god-awful phrase ‘Traditional Marriage’?
Is it ‘Turbo’ to marry the love of my dreams in blatant disregard of the phrase?
No, it isn’t ‘Turbo’
The execution may be ‘Turbo’ though.
If I decide to vandalize the place that I am barred from, that is ‘Turbo’.
If I prevent other people from sitting on the bench, that is ‘Turbo’.
If I hurt married couples because they aren’t homosexual, that is ‘Turbo’.
It isn’t ‘Turbo’ to boycott a game due to their policies.
It isn’t ‘Turbo’ to sit on a bench even though the rules say no.
It isn’t ‘Turbo’ to picket for gay marriage rights whether you are homosexual or not”
“You can’t mess with the program!” Cyborg shouts.
“Says who? Authority?
It’s authority that makes these rules that hurt us. The rules that make you feel hated, the rules that isolate you, the ones that make you want to do something.
I can’t change who I am, and I have accepted that”
“But what can you do about it?” Ralph asks.
“I can protest it. I can protest it without violence, without destruction, and without forcing people to taste their own medicine.
I can do it peacefully. I can boycott, I can picket, and I can take part in civil disobedience.
It’s the unjust authority’s fault that you are treated like this. They have brought this destruction down upon themselves. The civil minority is larger and more powerful than the oppressor, which is why the minority is put down”
There was an uneasy silence as I finished my last sentence. I sat back down and drank my coffee.
The next day was when Ralph went Tu... when Ralph “Went Ralph”.
Ralph brought justice to a land ruled by a tyrant. He also brought peace to a little girl who was hated for no particular reason. The tyrant was really Turbo and Ralph brought him down.
Al-Qaeda, the KKK, the Nazi Sympathizers...
They went Turbo...
Martin Luther King Jr., Homosexuals, Women...
They went Ralph...
Turbo was someone who was perceived as good but was truly bad.
Ralph was someone who was perceived as bad but was truly good.
Do what is right, and do it the right way.