posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 08:14 AM
reply to post by anhinga
Whether someone who plays video games has "lost control to groupthink" would be your opinion, and you're certainly entitled to it. However, you're
offered no proof that video games are subversive at all, or have any mind control properties.
Just because a piece of entertainment utilizes symbolism isn't proof. Symbolism is used in tv, movies, & books as well. Their presence alone isn't
some kind of smoking gun.
A lot of our culture IS brain dead. I know people that spend 6 hours in front of their boob-tube at night, and anyone that watches "reality TV" for
6 hours a day is probably not that clued-in to the bigger picture.
Furthermore, I'm pretty sure everyone who replied to this thread is "clued-in" to the title. They just don't agree with you, and more than that
they really like gaming and wanted to share their own experiences with BioShock...a game I've never played by the way. I HAVE played every single
Grand Theft Auto release, however...and beat them. I've also never been arrested, never been in a fight, never had detention or was suspended when I
was still in school. I've played the violin for more than 20 years, and I also write music and used to sing in a band. I have a good job, and a
loving husband who is ALSO a video-gamer and we spend good, quality time together playing video games. I pay a great deal
of attention to what
is going on in the world, and educate myself on a continual basis. I know a lot of serious video-gamers and they are some of the most savvy, educated,
and sharp-witted people I know.
Let me ask you this, anhinga. Have you ever played video games? Do you have objection to all games, or is it just Bioshock and other games that depict
violence and or what you consider to be brainwashing?
And then there is this:
Any "cause" becomes a product of the nwo when formed. "They all want to be the cause, this is a mouth that needs religion."
I apologize, I am not sure what you mean by this. Are you saying all causes are part of some kind of "NWO"? And anyone who has a cause needs
religion? I'm not going to speculate because I'm really not sure what you're trying to get at.