We are all powerless over other people's actions.
If the government could magically confiscate all weapons, we would see Pipe Guns appears. Just like in prison settings, knives would be made from soap bar wrappers. And being insane doesn't have a damn thing to do with intelligence. There's some very intelligent crazy people.
The mentally insane are what they are and will always remain mentally insane. There are people are born wired mentally insane. The criminally insane...are what they are. Many are born wired criminally insane.
We need to take more aggressive action on how we deal with mental illnesses or disorders...and stop fearing that there are millions of people who want to drop out of society and not be self-responsible, and who will surely use the system as a place to exploit the taxpayers. The fear factor is the very thing insurance organizations and lobbyists use to maintain their influence with the public. Of course we all know that their influence over government officials is MONEY.
By the way, I don't include the developmentally disable with people who are mentally ill or insane. There is a vast difference.
One of my favorite running jokes on game forums are "Things we learned from __" threads, where __ is the name of the game title. And the entries are often hilarious. For example, some of the entries in "Things we learned from Grand Theft Auto" include the following:
-People never lock their car doors, even in violent neighborhoods.
-Traffic laws do not exist.
-Neither does 911.
-Cops will never follow you into your house. Furthermore, if you go to sleep, they will just go away.
Et cetera. No sane person would ever absorb Grand Theft Auto as any kind of simulation of real life. Same goes with Halo and a simulation of military battles. Hell, even "realistic" battle simulators don't thrust the person into the real life horrors of battle.
Moral of the story? Blaming violence in video games and movies is a cop-out.
I know that playing Need for Speed and similar games has completely desensitized a generation from driving the speed limit, on the correct side of the road, or in accordance with traffic signals. That’s why so many 16 year olds are routinely being in the news for causing massive collisions across this country. God Damn Video games, won’t someone think of the children! We must protect them from the non-stop exposure to poor driving!
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
But then again, I wasn't 16 or under at the time I played them.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
Here is something to consider. Contrast the viewpoints of those that INSIST there is no causative link of violence and violent media to their positions on firearms and how quickly they blame the evil gun for causing people to kill. So a videogame that has you running around killing people...meh...no big deal. But the inanimate object...it taaaaaaaalks to you...
I still blame Marilyn Manson..
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