posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 03:30 AM
I doubt these games would give a kid any good idea of what military tactics are all about.
Beside that, they don't do anything to instill discipline, integrity, or honor, which are highly valued character traits for elite soldiers. Also, I
doubt these kids are getting the physical fitness habits necessary to be the athlete required to be an operator, not to mention the stamina which is
most easily developed in childhood.
Americans are a bunch of wannabe war mongers. We like to watch the movies and play the video games, but we really don' t have a stomach left for war.
After September 11th, everyone cried for the President to go do something about our little problem, but then when he did, everyone decided it was a
bad idea. Who cares if he did it wrong? Is war ever right? Is it ever clean? Are there ever innocent lives spared in war? I don't think so...
Now, everybody wants peace. But only for peace' sake. Nobody realizes what is necessary to secure peace, and if they did, they wouldn't be willing
to do it. That includes the left and the right.
I don't know how I went from a video game to that, but oh well. I just think the fact that kids are always playing these games is a testament to the
real escapist, unrealistic society we've created for ourselves.
[Edited on 9-4-2004 by DeltaChaos]