Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC
Games "For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent? Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes. Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent. Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." And politicians?
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Oh sure...
by deathshadow on Tue 12th Mar 2013 16:38 UTC
deathshadow
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2005-07-12

Because of course people weren't the least bit violent before TV, movies and video games... because we haven't JUST ENDED a steady decrease in crime rates for a DECADE...

Quite literally, this is the first year here in the states in a DECADE we've seen increases:
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/prelimin...

... and it's STILL lower than it was a decade ago. You'd think if the more and more violent media and games was causing violence, wouldn't those numbers be skyrocketing?

I'm so sure the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia were caused by violence in games and TV... Dimes to dollars the ignorant twits card stacking 'facts' to promote their own mind controlling agenda have likely never heard the names Ed Gein, Albert Fish, William H. Bonnie, Gilbert Twigg, Monroe Phillips, Gung Ung Chang, the Jones brothers... Jack...

Of course such "research" falls into pseudo-science land since they go in with the foregone conclusion "violence in media is evil" and then select all the facts to support that conclusion, omitting anything that dares to contradict them. That's why every time you have one of them running their mouths about it you see the classic seven propaganda techniques being parroted like a second rate Goebbels.

You want to know what causes violence? REAL violence? Racial intolerance, religious intolerance, poverty and greed. That's it, there's your list of REAL causes. But of course, those are way too hard to fix, so instead we have to dig up a scapegoat to vilify.

If we do see the trend of violence increasing in the so called civilized world, POVERTY is going to be far more to blame than video games. There's a reason there's more violence in the ghettos -- of course that doesn't make the news; you have some upper-middle class white kid flip his lid, it's pasted on every headline coast to coast... and whenever there's some new violent episode you get the idiots pouring out of the woodwork making wild claims that things are somehow worse now than they used to be.

When of course, the only reason one thinks that is your parents sheltering your from reality and a complete ignorance of history.

Because of course the South Central Riots of '92 (Rodney King) were so much worse than Watts, Dahmer was so much more horrific than Peter Stumpp or Elizabeth Bathory, and the Rwandan genocide was so much more massive than the Greek Genocide right after the first World War.

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RE: Oh sure...
by zima on Thu 14th Mar 2013 17:09 in reply to "Oh sure..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you really remember all those names you listed? ;)

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