posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by ravenflt
Im afraid it doesnt wash. Using television or any other propeganist media source as some sort of excuse for depravity and degeneracy is frankly
pathetic. It shows an utter disregard for personal responsibility. I am a big fan of CSI, violent movies , and frankly horrific computer gaming.
However, I have no criminal record, nor any desire to commit crime. If I am unaffected by this apparant power the mere television has over the people
who do these things, then can we really say that television , or for that matter any facet of entertainment media can really be said to have the
effect of making generations moraly repugnant ?
I say no. The issues which drive random acts of violence, from otherwise well adjusted polite members of society cannot be explained away so easily.
In a person who is of sound mind, and not afflicted with psychopathic tendancies, or some other mental defect, there is never an excuse for turning
into a murderer or gangster, other than ones own malice. People must learn to take responsibility for thier actions, and cease entirely this pathetic
line of reasoning, which dictates that mere machines can ever control the glorious culmination of millions of years of evolution, which mankind
The naked fact is that there are two kinds of criminal. Those who are criminal because they are mentaly deranged or damaged in some way, and those
who make a free will choice to do what they do. In the first case thier can be said to be a lack of responsibility, schizophrenics are a case in
point, being as they are someone else half the time, and not in thier right mind. But those who choose the path of death and depravity must at all
costs bare the whole wieght of responsibility. Believe you me, I have every reason, according to the media mind control theory, to be outdoors right
now, swinging the smiling blade of an axe through the sternum of anyone I come across. I do not, because being of sound mind I deem such random acts
deplorable and inexcusable , and a detriment to society.
If I can tell the difference, and choose my path correctly, then anyone can. It is only in the rare case where a persons mental issues prevent them
from making a free will choice of any kind where such a thing can be looked upon as a symptom rather than an outright sin.