Monday, November 25, 2013 8:21:41 AM
@papajonOs1, "Much of liberalism seems built on overreacting to the damage done by the exceedingly small percentage." I'm pretty liberal (I try not to be an idiot about it) and, of course, I hate sweeping anti-liberal generalizations but I have to agree with that comment. It goes along with the stupidity of saying that since there`s a childhood obesity problem in this country, kids should not be allowed to have cake at a birthday party in school or that my kid shouldn`t be allowed to have cake for a school lunch dessert because you`re afraid your kid will have it, too, and get fat because of it.
Monday, November 25, 2013 8:14:49 AM
Playing a video game of football, cooking, surgery, etc. might make you feel like actually trying to do one of those things in real life. Similarly a killing game might make someone want to try that or, at least, desensitize them to the idea of killing. That, I think, is where the concern comes from. I don't think anyone (who`s really thinking) believes those games make people to kill. Rather, they might make it easier for someone to decide on that route. lauriloo also makes a very good point that people who are into violence are more likely to play those games.
Monday, November 25, 2013 7:26:20 AM
Lady Gaga said it; some people are simply 'born that way`. Some not. Much of liberalism seems built on overreacting to the damage done by the exceedingly small percentage. I`ll have to go look up the actual terms to describe how the logic doesn`t pan out for the vast majority, in this case, players of violent video games.
Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:45:51 AM
It's not that the violent games make killers, it`s that killers like playing violent games. Get your cause and effects right. Probably play the games at first hoping it would satisfy their urges but it`s never replaces the real thing. Like porn. Although I have to admit watching porn does make non-vanilla sex acts like bondage less shocking and more likely to be tried...