Tuesday, 29 May 2018
What a world we live in. Would you believe a new video game has come out entitled....are you ready for this....ACTIVE SHOOTER. Yes folks, it simulates a school shooting. Players choose between being a member of the SWAT team or the shooter. What....really now.....What makes it right to try to make money based on the hideous and senseless tragedies that have spread like an epidemic over the Excited States of America??????? Seriously. For that matter, who in their infinite wisdom, decided that depictions of violence of any description was a form of entertainment either on TV, movie screens, in literature, or games for children to play? Young and impressionable minds, weak minds, diseased minds cannot stand up to this kind of glorified violence. It is too much for them to resist. Even a healthy mind after constant exposure is bound to be affected. We see so much violence as a form of 'entertainment' that when we are exposed to the 'real deal' as on the news or in our own streets we are numb. It doesn't register as being real. What are we to do about this? We can vote with our feet and our pocket books. We can write letters to networks and to authors and to the purveyors of video games and to the famous directors of our time. Will it do any good? Only time will tell. In the meantime let's try to divert the attention of our young to more suitable pastimes.