So first it was Woolworths here pulling a "if you don't love it, leave" shirt from their shelves due to some whiny little turd posting on social
media about how the slogan is racist, and offensive to Muslims. Enough ill-informed, whiny little voices got behind a cause they knew nothing about,
disguised as nothing more than having a shot at big retailers, and of course they caved, and removed it from show. A three second look showed that
most people here didn't think it was racist, or even offensive. Just a simple truth. If you aren't happy here, and are content to cause our society
problems, then leaving is probably your best option. (Don't get me started on Halal in this country.....)
Now Target Australia, after claims by the PC groups (aka the loudest, ill-informed bunch of whiny little scumbags this country has to offer) that GTA
V promotes violence against women, has elected to pull the game from it's shelves.
I often wonder if the "yeah" crowd has ever even seen the game, or played it. Or perhaps looked on the label and gone "Oh, look at that. It's
R18+. My 14 year old Johnny should probably not own or play that, because I'm a responsible parent."
Yes, that means that if you are under 18 years of age, it is illegal for you to buy it or even play it. No less illegal than cigarettes, alcohol, or
any other 18+ movie on the shelf. But to hide behind the excuse that it promotes violence against women?
C'mon. Seriously. I have played the games from the original way back in the late 90s. So have many of my friends. Do I get off the game and think to
myself, "right, I'm gonna go king hit some poor woman on the street, shoot a few cops and steal a car." Of course not. Since games began, there has
been cries of how it warps young minds, turns men in misogynistic wife beaters, gun toting loonies and the typical scum of the earth that will either
wind up in a shoot-out with the cops, in jail or dead.
So here's a tip for anyone who thinks their little 14 year old Johnny is going to suit up as Trevor, Michael or Franklin and go on some real world
course of mayhem or go out and beat his girlfriend to a pulp.
Monitor what your kids do. What they play, what they see online. Be open and honest with them that the games they play are just that - games. That
real world actions have real world consequences. Teach them to respect others, men and women included, and that violence, whether it be against either
sex is DEAD WRONG. I know, some real pioneering stuff there huh?
And sorry to say, but if you let your underage kid play a game like GTA V, then you are part of the problem. My daughter is almost 14, and I WILL NOT
either play the game in her presence or allow her to play it. When she's 18? Being an adult, she can then make her own informed decisions, with my
help and guidance, should she so desire it.
But for god's sake, jumping on the bandwagon because you know someone who knew a guy who played GTA V and was found out later to have beaten his
wife, and using that justification to tar every single man and upcoming man with the same brush, then using that ignorance and the screaming voices of
your 1000 other ignorant-minded friends to push your idiotic agenda, is really just the absolute ceiling of ignorance and stupidity.
And Target? You are just as much to blame for allowing the ignorant masses to once again take the "we're too lazy, so someone else can decide for
us" way out of the problem.
It's called parenting 101 people. Try it for yourself. You'd be amazed at the results.