It's the bad music, it's the violent video game and it's violent movies. All of that is bad. Really??? Why don't you take a step back and look at the whole picture. What about bad parenting, single parent families, your kids hanging around the wrong people, or just plain mental issue. Does that even enter the minds of people anymore?
I don't think this is a bad thing. I play violent games, they are fun. But as a society we seem to be saturating ourselves with violent entertainment. We can't grow as individuals or as a society if we keep using violence as a crutch for entertainment. Anything in moderation, but maybe we've taken things too far. The good thing about a drive like this is its voluntary. Nothing's being forced on anyone, but it does help people open their eyes a bit, including myself.
We are primal creatures who no longer have the need the be hunters and gatherers anymore. Those things are merely for fun now. So the majority of society has this instinct that sits inside them that has to be used. Video games is an outlet for that. You take that away the primal instinct is just going to build up to a mass explosion of dead people.
haha this reminds me of the youtube video "Counter Strike for Kids" where they reskin it so you plant a birthday cake for the counter terrorists to enjoy, then have a "waterfight" with everybody dressed as clowns.
I do agree that 8 year olds probably shouldn't be playing shoot em' ups, but then again there's a lot of stuff that 8 year olds shouldn't be doing/know about that they do.
It's almost hard to comprehend the stupidity that would lead someone to actually think video games or guns are the problem. I guess it's way easier to blame "things" than to actually reflect and admit fault in ones beliefs and policies. On top of that the "do something at any cost" mentality almost always makes the situation worse. But hey, at least they're "doing something..." sigh.
In just about every metric, society is becoming more non-violent. You hear people talk all the time about how bad society is getting. If you look at crime per capita, we are better than we have ever been. The issue is that people look at the total number of crimes and say, wow crime is terrible.
People are driven to do violent things, and yet most people dont. A few bad people do some bad things, and we say we need to do everything we can to stop all crime and violence. The culture is improving, so calm down.