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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Lately the media, especially the liberal media has been scapegoating video games as a possible factor in the Connecticut shooting. Do you believe that violence in video games and movies are an issue and they can cause things like the tragedy we have seen recently. If you do believe they are an issue what do you think should be done? I personally believe that video games/movies cannot cause violence and blaming them is just a stupid reaction to a horrible tragedy. Video games and movies should not be censored or have enforced ratings like minors can't buy M rated video games. Please explain your opinion.
    Video games aren't to blame. Just like the metal band Judas Priest wasn't to blame for a teen's suicide.

    People seem to have a real issue with trying to blame something - anything - other than the person who did something horrific.

    It's incomprehensible to myself and I'm sure, lots of other people. Trouble is, there is more at play here than just a video game, metal music, violent movies... Sure, if a person was suffering some mental issue those sorts of things may be warped to that particular person... but these things are not to blame ultimately for the act of an individual.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    yes, IMO, media violence MAY be a contributer...
    I definitely feel that it should be toned down...also that violence just for the sake of shock is not good.
    Our nation needs to return to peaceful times, building must replace destruction, knowledge over ignorance...
    An important facet is "socially redeeming qualities" - maybe there is not enough of this.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Why people look for just ONE thing to blame when the actual causes are so complex is beyond me.

    People want a simplistic 1 + 1 + 2 when it's more like

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Lately the media, especially the liberal media has been scapegoating video games as a possible factor in the Connecticut shooting. Do you believe that violence in video games and movies are an issue and they can cause things like the tragedy we have seen recently. If you do believe they are an issue what do you think should be done? I personally believe that video games/movies cannot cause violence and blaming them is just a stupid reaction to a horrible tragedy. Video games and movies should not be censored or have enforced ratings like minors can't buy M rated video games. Please explain your opinion.
    Not really. Look at the number of people who play violent video games or watch violent movies and then look at the number of crazy mass murderers. If games and movies had an effect, I think we'd see much higher numbers.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Lately the media, especially the liberal media has been scapegoating video games as a possible factor in the Connecticut shooting. Do you believe that violence in video games and movies are an issue and they can cause things like the tragedy we have seen recently. If you do believe they are an issue what do you think should be done? I personally believe that video games/movies cannot cause violence and blaming them is just a stupid reaction to a horrible tragedy. Video games and movies should not be censored or have enforced ratings like minors can't buy M rated video games. Please explain your opinion.
    This for certain.....Censorship does not work, never really did and never will....it runs counter to human curiosity.
    And, most , if not all, will agree that mentally healthy youth is NOT affected by video game violence..
    But, we do have those, including me, who are "off center", with anger management and the kind...
    The only things that can be done here are no gun permits....at the very least.
    Our nation must drastically improve its mental health.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    So your attempt to reduce the killings is for the government to kill more people?

    Seriously, our media depicts the world around us. It doesn't cause it.
    Yes, I support the death penalty, in heinous and senseless murders, especially with the crinimally insane.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Seriously, our media depicts the world around us. It doesn't cause it.
    Normally I'd agree, but in this case I think the media has a large hand in the killings. Over the past few decades the media has given these killers so much attention and theatrics. What is the problem with most suicidal people? They usually are looking for attention, because no one gives a sh*t about them. So in some people's minds, what better way to go out than to be the best known person in the country for about a month?

    The best way to fight this it to try to make these killers anonymous. They all want to be a big deal not "That Anonymous Asshole". As long as our media glorifies these killings there'll be more of them.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    No, that is just a ridiculous notion, and these kind of thoughts are the anti-thesis to a real solution.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Despite all of the opinions about violence. We live in a time when violence among humanity, as a whole, is less than at any other time in history. But that's not to say we discount or ignore the violence that exist today, regardless of its origin. We have to continue to evolve. Being stagnant are allowing denial to dominate our perceptions about humanity engaging in violent behaviors and warfare is a dangerous situation for us all.

    The question remains: How do we remedy violence by individuals and warfare among factions or nations? It takes one high profile act of violence to catapult everybody into a state of fear. Fear is a powerful force. Fear, greed, and/or organic sociopaths or out-of-control political ideologies...are the primary fuels that initiates and perpetuates most acts of individual violence and warfare.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I constantly play very violent games and watch very violent movies and I'm fine is this an absolute "known", or is this an opinion ??Would you allow yourself to be subjugated to my idea of mental stability ??and most people are. It's those who are mentally unstable that it affects. What do you believe should be done about it?
    The mentally unstable must be well identified, its the borderline cases which are difficult..BUT, as far as guns go, its must only be the completely mentally healthy who can own guns...Our nation has a ton of work to do in this arena.
    And, do we need these "stringent mental tests" prior to gun ownership ??

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