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Originally posted by minnow
There are more US Soldiers who've committed suicide in America, than those who've died in combat.
Imagine invading a country, but more of your soldiers are dying back home at their own hands, than soldiers fighting for whatever your 'cause' in the foreign land.
What would that mean? What is the motivation and reward, and why is one seen more rewarding 'outcome' than the other by American militant types?
Originally posted by Spruk
Again i'll go with some quotes:
- Dr. Stanton Samenow (21/12/2012)
“But millions of people play violent video games and the overwhelming number wouldn't dream of enacting what they see on the screen.”
The urge to kill has more to do with the mind of a killer than the entertainment he or she prefers, Samenow said.
Originally posted by unityemissions
I keep seeing this similar point, and it makes no damned sense to me.
I mean, not like a little, ZERO!!
We're not dealing with "normal" people here. We're dealing with an extreme deviation from the norm.
Why are we talking about the rest of the people? Isn't this 100% illogical?
How many times must I say the same thing slightly differently before it makes sense to people??
I'm not trying to say that people are "wrong" for playing video games, or that they should be banned, or whatever else.
I'm saying it's incredibly obvious to me that these video games do have subtle influences on EVERYONE, and some people more than others.
That's common freaking sense. That the majority never commit a violent act who play video games in ENTIRELY irrelevant, and even mentioning it seems to show a lack of critical thinking.
. So my comments stating video games do not influence the whole are quite valid, the previous quote is from the OP.
Through classical and operant conditioning violent video games and are training the population to reduce itself through pre-conditioned massacre.
Originally posted by Spruk
But pinpointing this down to the subject of video games as a single source of and/or breaking point for these people who commit said crimes is where i am coming from as i believe it is untrue. There are a lot of factors to consider including environmental.
Simply playing Starcraft, CoD, Mortal Kombat etc wont always set someone off, there is always more to it, and that "more to it" we the population will ever find out.
Originally posted by grandmakdw
reply to post by randomtangentsrme
So true, but Socrates was talking about rude behavior.
This isn't rude behavior, it is training for mass murder. A little different.
reply to post by johngalt722
Maybe I am just different and can tell the difference between how one should act in a video game and in real life. It is possible some people can't separate the two though.
Spot on, i cant remember hearing hitler was the most evil man in history because he played call of duty? i could understand why it would of but still...maybe a game of marbles made him crazy
Originally posted by Lolliek
My first knee-jerk reaction was to think violent video games are to blame. But think about it - Jack the Ripper didn't have video games. Humans have violent tendencies. Most are able to suppress them. I agree with Pinkie (page 1). Public hangings and decapitations were made into entertainment. Invaders raped and pilledged. What fun! Now news travels all around the globe within minutes. We are more aware of the bad things that happen, and therefore it seems like an epidemic. Truth is that we will always have the crazie in our midst. Lets hope that we will better identify them BEFORE they act.