It’s like 1994 all over again with US senators trying to ban videogames, except instead of Night Trap and Mortal Kombat being the target, this time it’s 25 to Life. And the media’s absolutely going nuts over this whole thing.
By the way, you can stop reading now because this is all going to be heavy shit and there’s no boobies in this post. So move along if you’re not interested and if you got nothing good to say, don’t say it at all.
Seriously, don’t these people have anything else better to do than to go after videogames? And by these people, of course, i mean the US government. They’ve already gone after porn (AND SUCCEEDED. Goodbye ratemyboobies.com…) and now videogames? Again? This is like what? The third time now?
Oh and lump the media in with the government too for actually buying into all this crap and making a big deal out of nothing. Again. Anybody watch CNBC the other day? The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch? Well even if you didn’t, take a look at this for what happened behind the scenes. Dispicable.
Then go read this blog entry by Brooks Brown about what he thinks about violence in videogames. Don’t recognize the name? Well you should. He only tipped off the cops about Eric Harris building bombs and threatening to kill him. Only for them to ignore his report. And you know what happened after that. I’ll spell it out for you.. C.O.L.U.M.B.I.N.E. And what was partially to blame because of it? Videogames. Stupid.
If anything, the US government should go after Jessica Chobot to stop her from writing any more of her useless drivel on fucking IGN.
Ya, it sucks. Who knows how this one will turn out. Maybe they’ll actually win this time and pass some stupid law that restricts videogame content in some way. They’ve already won their little battle with the pr0n industry. With their stupid 2257 act. I was looking for this one fat chick on dirtylatinamaids.com to jerk it off to the other day, only to see her video gone! And because of what? Fucking 2257! Thank goodness they found some loophole or something so now they can put her video back up. I miss that fat bitch.
It almost seems communist. But not quite. The current US government, in my opinion, seems to be moving more and more in the direction of facism, not communism. Often when we think of communism, we think of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, which means under Stalin and those after him. Stalin ruined the Soviet Union and turned it into a facist dictatorship, which was very very far from Lenin and Marx’s dreams of a government that treats everyone equally.
In my opinion, the US government is becoming something that is very scary. Laws like 2257 that legislate morality and The Patriot Act that erode privacy are becoming common place. Americans seem more willing than ever to trade civil liberties for the illusion of safety. For me the illusion of security is not worth anywhere close to my right to say what i want, watch what i want and do what i want in the privacy of my home. And that includes looking at porn and playing violent videogames!! Of course, i’m not American so none of this really applies to me LOLLLL. But it probably does to you so if you want to look at porn and play a videogame where you can kill cops, then you should fight! for your right! to paaaaartttttttyyyy! Or something. Yeah.
Then again what the hell do i know.
CENSORED BY US GOVERNMENT
18 USC 2257
The government is mandating that we meet certain bookkeeping requirements, ones impossible to meet for this site. Never mind that those requirements do not actually gain the public anything. This is the strongest attack on free speech since the passage of the CDA, and oddly, the media seems to have hardly noticed. The penalty for not abiding by these bookkeeping requirements is five years prison.
The regulations were promulgated by Alberto Gonzales, US Attorney General appointed by George Bush. If you voted for Bush, this is your fault. If you think this country is free, you are sadly mistaken. No nation has freedom when it is run by religious zealots.