Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Violence Begets Violence

Seven out of ten movies they are making have none stop killing in them. They kill one another like it's nothing. No hesitation. No remorse. No regrets. No mothers or fathers crying over the bodies. No grandmothers standing at the grave. No gathering of loved ones asking what happened. Week after week, month after month, year after year, the big screen killing continues. TV does the same thing. The hottest shows have Lord knows how many killings per episode. Oz, The Shield, Dexter, Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy. The list goes on and on. Add to all this violent video games , Call of Duty, Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft, and you have a desensitized, usually young, male, mass killer growing up in his bedroom, alone with all this, just waiting for the opportunity. We act shocked when people walk into malls, theaters, schools, and open fire. Give me a break. Are we that dumb? We don't need the military desensitizing our young adults to kill anymore, we now have the entertainment industry. And nobody can do anything. We sit stunned and unable to act. And the killings go on. The NRA's answer is the same as it always is: If everyone has a gun, things will be better. If you've got half a brain, you should know better. It don't work that way. If everyone has a gun, the above will play itself out in our lives, not on the screen.

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