Date: July 15, 2007
“And if they can cause a trigger to be pulled in someones head they should be banned.”
…Boy, that sums up one of the fundamental problems, which is driving today’s “moral mania”.
If any “trigger” can potentially be “pulled”, by an “offending” factor…BAN IT!.
…If any child can potentially be “harmed”, in any way (including such simple things as influencing their judgement), by an openly available “pedophile”, chat board…BAN IT!.
…If any “victim” can potentially become angry, hostile…”traumatized”, by the knowledge that such a “pedophile” chat board exists…BAN IT!.
If any uninformed individual can potentially fly off into a hysterical fit, over learning that a “pedophile” activist group exists anywhere in the world…BAN IT!.
They want things banned, on the basis that they “could” cause some one, somewhere to cry and throw a fit.
They try to tell you, that some phantom, somewhere, will be murdered, raped, beaten…precisely because you were allowed to express an idea…as though your freedom “caused” someones rape, murder…
They attach blame, the weight of responsibility and consequence for all their presumed, dire things, onto the simple expressions of others…
…How warped and sick is that?…
Getting to the video game, however…
…I find it most telling, how those seeking prohibition on this type of material, conveniently fail to mention the many, many, many millions of copies sold of these kinds of games, in comparison to the infinitely tiny list of so called, “video game murders”, which have been paraded in front of us, over the last several years.
There is a reason why the video game scare is so similar, to the pedophile scare…It is called scapegoating, on both counts.
Video games are convenient to blame, just like pedophiles are convenient to blame.
…an entire host of cultural conflicts, which are far more likely the primary cause, go by the wayside, to be forgotten about.
They are making faith based leaps in judgement, when they find out that 16 year old, “cop killer Tommy” had “Tear My Guts Out With A Rusty Fork”, in his video game collection, and they say…”Ah Ha!!!…Let’s blame the maker of that game, ban it and sue them!”.
In some circles, thoughts and ideas they don’t like, and any depiction of them, are the most repugnant of offenses, and aught to be banned.
If expressions of ideas are so dangerous…then where are the millions of “video game murders”, to substantiate this fear?…
…Where even, are the statistically significant numbers?
I think you might be right BlueRibbon…
He was likely very conflicted over something, and personally lost. He may very well be a BL or a GL.
When you are one, it is incredibly easy to understand why many break down, under the constant pressure, and do such horrible things.
Life can loose all meaning and happiness for a CL…CLs do psychologically break, sometimes…Attacked and persecuted minorities do learn to hate…sometimes, they embrace the rage.
On the other hand, though…You have to kind of wonder, if he was not trying to lure a victim, from the online, “pedophile” community.
Given what little we are told, that is a distinct possibility as well.