Connecticut town collecting and destroying violent video games.
Even now they look as ridiculous as all those people who steamrolled records in the 70s.
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You know the worst part about this stupidity is the so called "Kid" was an Adult. Because he was one year below drinking age, they've decided to scape goat violent video games. This is equally idiotic because he was a legal adult for two years, and says nothing of weather "children" with violent video games had any more effect on this. Actually "children" with violent video games had no effect, because the only children in the tragedy were the victims.
They might as well be destroying DVDs of Dexter & Criminal Minds. Ultimately it's the same thing, I mean there was an actually kid who committed a killing who even blamed Criminal Minds on idea. However we all know the media wants to differ any idea that the media could be to blame. So they scape goat, a thing that is taking away their audience.
The gun people just jump on the wagon, because it differs it away from guns. It's not like the the anti-gun people even know what they are talking about, anyway. They still think automatic guns are legal. Apparently they don't know what semi-automatic gun are.
The problem is what they are doing is akin to burning books. It's exactly what that was about. People in control burnt book that had idea that they didn't agree with in them, because they saw them as corrupting the children with ideas. But so many of those people supporting this would see book burnings as an obscene thing, basically they are hypocrites.
"We're not saying the use of video games causes people to become murderers, but there's evidence that it causes increases in aggressiveness, fear, anxiety and desensitization about actions of violence," said director of community services Susan Saucier
I think it is a proven fact that they increase aggressiveness, at least temporally, but that can be said about anything that depicts aggressive behavior, and I don't know if anything has been proven on a long term scale. The other 3 parts I don't know never looked into it, I kinda doubt fear and anxiety to be true, I personally have gotten over some of my dumber fears thanks to games (Horror related things scared me for years, but after a few M games I started to get over it). I can see desensitization to violence, but that would be kind of hard to prove.
when stuff like this happens it makes you all look like neanderthal idiots to the rest of us.
yep, dem generalizations sure make you look like the master race over there.
it's simple. just be nice.
Honestly I haven't literally face palmed for something in a LONG time, my face kind of stings now. I know all Americans aren't representative of MORONS like this but to anyone who lives outside the states, in another 1st world country, you are very hard to understand when you essentially revert back to witch hunts and book burnings upon every minor tragedy.
I take no offense to comments such as these as I know that while a bit stereotypical, uninformed and prejudicial it's fairly accurate in some respects but lacking in any substantive reasoning. However, lumping every citizen in the same category as this is the height of ignorance and smacks of the same 'bloody moronic' status you attribute to us.
Believe me, as an American and a vet it sickens me how people look for a scapegoat and/or place the blame on a particular piece of equipment vs looking to the heart of the issue and dealing with the actual problem.
I remember the D&D hate groups and the Rock & Roll hate groups. As a teen I laughed it off, realizing all the while these idiots were doing more to boost sales than any bit of advertisement. In a sense these people are doing more of the same while inciting much ridicule.
I blame main stream media and their extremely prejudicial 'news' reports for the uninformed opinions of the world.
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Cenedarprime posted...As a Connecticut native, I'd like to throw in my two cents. While I do not believe video games are to blame for the Newtown tragedy, and trust me, I DON'T, I also don't believe this is your typical knee jerk reaction from fuddy-duddy politicians or gun-loving personalities looking for a scapegoat to protect their precious firearms.
Nor do guns, it's the people that uses them. That's why I've found rather disturbing learning what one of the favourite xmas present in US was...
"Even if you somehow remove all guns from the world, he'll just find another way to hurt and kill people."
9/11 didn't involve the use of guns.
The deaths of hundreds of people in Oklahoma City wasn't done using guns.
The worst school massacre of all time did not involve a gun.
We live in a society where the main culprit of these twisted, vile attacks -untreated mental issues- has been pushed aside for the sake of economy. Involuntary treatment for the sake of society was stigmatized and institutions closed down due to a combination of lack of funding and misguided efforts at sympathy. So now we have untreated mentally unstable people homeless and wandering on the streets instead of receiving treatment, care and shelter.
And the cycle repeats- some vile and twisted attack occurs, a scapegoat is found and the root causes are ignored, and time marches on.
I extremely doubt this will end m rated games I mean the video game industry is huge I bet if they wanted to they could bribe their silence if they have to. Besides the kids are dead which is a tragic but the killer is dead so they want someone to blame. I can guarantee u the USA is not gonna give up guns it just won't happen so practically video games are all they have to target. Is not going to change anything in fact is gonna become old news and were gonna forget about it. This isn't the first nor the last.
DIdn't the Germans burn books back during World War II?
I like how the NRA president blames violent video games LOL.