Originally posted by tothetenthpower
There is no scientific evidence linking video games to real world violence.
Neither is there any evidence to tie movies to such a thing either. What there is evidence of is that we are slowly creating an atmosphere where
violence is regarded as normal and OK.
That is the real problem. But it's not encouraging anybody to go out and commit mass murder. Crazy does that.
Considering our history, I would say we are actually breaking away
from violence. The world is a lot more passive now then it was 50 or 100s of
years ago. Come on now, we don't have our modern day vietnam, holocaust, witch trials, beheading monarchies and gladiator arenas we did not so very
Originally posted by grandmakdw
Through classical and operant conditioning violent video games and are training the population to reduce itself through pre-conditioned massacre.
Through "precognitive loading" we have trained youngsters and people to react with massacre on unconscious levels.
Hollywood is making propaganda movies teaching our population that massacre can be justified.
I saw on TV a NCIS LA where the main characters stood over a pile of dead bodies and joked with each other. How sick!
You may say, I play them and nothing has happened, I'm a good guy. Well when I was a kid I was never in a car seat and never wore a seat belt and
Can't we learn from experience?
Are TPTB encouraging violent movies, tv and video games to reduce the surplus population?
Given that biological evolution happens so slowly, its not surprising that we would develop "substitutes" for violence such as video games, etc. I
think people would do this regardless of any corporate or government influence all on their own, just out of pure fun.
If it's being done to reduce population then they're doing a horrible job, the number of people killed because of it pales in comparison to people
dying from pretty much any other reason you can imagine. Take the recent school shooting for example, 20(?) some people died and this type of thing
isn't exactly an everyday occurrence. If they plan to kill a couple of dozen people every year and seriously think that is going to do anything to
reduce any population issues then they're just dumb.
If it's being done for some reason by TPTB (doubtful), then its going to be a political reason like oh... say... gun control or even manipulating the
education system somehow. This and other recent incidents like it where people carry out such violent acts for what I see as ridiculous reasons also
makes me think there is something up, problem is in this world you can't really be sure about anything.
By "Pavlov style" I guess you mean reward training, like how you would train a dog to shake with treats. I don't really think that extends to complex
things like "kill a bunch of random people and have fun like in a video game or movie". I'll give you my simple answer to why people do these things,
Because they feel stricken by society, wronged by the world and want to lash out at it in a general random fashion with no concern for order or their
future. In a nutshell they just don't give a crap anymore and want to inflict pain around them, like a tumor on civilization. That is all there is to
it I think, nothing more about it, there really is no reason except they think they got dealt a crappy hand somehow and felt they deserved to live in
a utopia when all they got is this. Maybe there is a social/political message in there somewhere, you tell me thread starter.
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