Gentlemen, I bring you a discussion that brings the deeper meanings of the conflict between red and blue in Team Fortress 2.
Team Fortress 2 is, upon further examination, very deep. It is the classic struggle of creation versus destruction. A construction company (BLU) and a demolition company (RED) hire mercenaries to kill each other, showing that industrialization can only lead to the destruction of traditional ideals and oh no I've gone cross-eyed. - G-X
* Maybe someone can explain why, then, Reliable Excavation Demolitions(RED) is always on defense in linear point control maps and why Builder's League United(BLU) is always on offense. You'd think it'd be the other way around... - Dan Da Man
o You know, trying to justify this, I just had a moment of discovering Fridge Brilliance. I asked, "WHY does BLU destroy, and WHY does RED protect?" I toyed with the obvious "BLU hates RED for smashing their stuff," but that didn't seem too right. Every time BLU is making it a push, they're after a specific target. In Dustbowl, for example, BLU is attempting to destroy RED's missile. They only destroy to prevent more destruction. Still, they're compromising everything they stand for to destroy an eerily familiar enemy, which means that I've missed the obvious answer all this time: they're not so... well, you know... -Ankh
One time when I was high, I thought I was in an ambulance dying. Turns out I was just eating sherbert.