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Stop Pointing Fingers

Updated on January 27, 2013

I just read an article about how video games cause violent behaviour and I have just one question...are people complete idiots. They tried the same crap in the 80s with rock music, remember, play it backwards and it tells you to kill your parents. It's not any form of entertainment medium...it's not even the guns...some people just do wicked things because...wait for it...they're crazy.

People...stop being sheep...wake up and smell the manure that is being spread around and passed off as truth. Stop blaming movies, music and/or video games for the evil things people do...believe it or not crazy people do exist....it's not like we're talking about Bigfoot or a government for the people here.

Wise up and realize that some people are just plain old nuts...we are living in a can of Planters mixed nuts people...and the sooner you realize this, the better...of course some people are nuttier than others, and they are the ones you have to watch out for. Regardless of what they read, play and/or listen to, they are going to do crazy...and sometimes even atrocious things.

We don't need warning labels on music or video games, we need them on people. Everyone should have to submit to a psychological evaluation on a regular basis and depending on the results, should be slapped with an appropriate label. We will have only two labels, which would be an"S" and an "I"...basically sane or insane.

All the people with an "I" label should be avoided at all costs...and for the safety of others, should probably be sent to Afghanistan or some other terrorist-ridden country, where if they do decide to go postal and/or blow something up, they would fit in just fine.

MJM

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      Geekdom 4 years ago

      People are constantly looking at easy things to blame because the real problems are more complex. I loved Bowling for Columbine because of the ways it explored this topic.

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Geekdom amen to that my friend...most people are punks nowadays...always looking for the easy way out...trying not to step on anyones toes.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I think we blame too much on censorship and fail to take much responsibility for our actions. An important issue! Thanks for raising it.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      I had forgotten about the myth of music played backwards. I agree with your hub and we look for everything else to blame for our behavior. I don't think I would particularly want to submit to a psych exam as I think that is taking more of our freedom away. If you have someone exhibiting signs of mental disease or if they are caught breaking the law, I would go along with the psych evals.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Michael... I do agree with you....the "I" individuals need no stimuli to be NUTS....and the "S" individuals cannot be transformed into NUTS, by playing a game, listening to songs, or watching movies. Period, the end.

      I could literally write endlessly on this subject.....and just might, one day....but for now, I've stated my view. Thank you....

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      Adrienne F Manson 4 years ago from Atlanta

      This is one funny hub. The subject is true people are just NUTS. I really like the way you stated the truth and mixed it with humor. Society should stop pointing the point at the music, and/or television programs. I admit I once thought there was some truth in some of the crazy lyrics people listen to for being part of the problem with their behavior. However that is far from the truth I love to watch action pack movies with fights, and shooting, but I do not go around blasting people with a gun.

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      John Roberts 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Haven't seen your works in a while MJM, but I have to admit you've - as always - hit the nail on the head with this Hub! I do agree that it's getting out of hand, and I find the amount of "are video games too violent" Hubs just as stupid as the "video games ARE too violent!" Hubs. I'm even starting to lose my rag and say the people who make them, are stupid. And no, I wouldn't brand them with an "S" for that, I'd just have them all shot. Oh wait, I can't say that because I play video games, I might be locked up.

      As always, voted up, funny and interesting! Keep up the good work!

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @midget38 you are so right...very well said my friend.

      @pamela99 okay not everyone would have to submit to a psych exam...we would leave it up to the individual, we wouldn't want to infringe on anyones rights here...but until they did we would send them to Utah or some other odd state...just in case.

      @fpherj48 I love your straight to the point attitude...too bad many more people didn't think that way...this world would be a better place.

      @adrienne2 thank you very much for the feedback...I really appreciate it. Remember, it's not what one listens to, watches, reads and/or plays that makes them crazy...they were born that way.

      @JohnGreasyGamer you are so right my friend...this is getting out of hand. People really need to stop pointing the finger and just start making things right.

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      Jennifer Lynch 4 years ago from Stowmarket, Suffolk.

      I like this - yes we need to take personal responsibility and stop the blame and that includes terrorism!

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Jennifer amen to that...I totally agree.

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      Theophanes 4 years ago from New England

      Yes, people are idiots and idiots "raise" children shittily which is what causes many of them to have the problems that would make them want to go on a killing spree. Yes, some crazy is just spontaneous. Most crazy is bred from a previous generation of crazy/neglect. Besides if you are one of the people who truly believes video games make people violent there's something really effing simple you can do to solve that problem - don't let your kids play with them. You do know its these same people who have the worst behaved feral children. They'd rather blame anything other than themselves for doing such a stellar job raising the next generation.

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Theophanes tell 'em like it is...set them beaches straight!

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      Kymberly Fergusson 4 years ago from Villingen Schwenningen, Germany

      A psych eval and lessons in common sense would be beneficial for all new (and old) parents, *before* and while raising their kids. Although, I'm not sure common sense can be taught or learnt.

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @nifwlseirff amen to that...I couldn't have said it any better myself.

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      novascotiamiss 4 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Although I'm not a gamer myself and I probably don't even know what I'm talking about, I believe that there must be thousands of video games that are good entertainment, educational and even healthy for the brain. So I don't think that video games should be generalized or banned. However, I believe that there is a clear link between violent video games and nutcases that go shooting up whole schools, cinemas or shopping malls. These kind of video games enable crazy people to train in secrecy for months until they know exactly how to plan the attack, how to aim, when to shoot in order to get the most casualties and how to get away. Therefore, either you ban violent video games or semi-automatic weapons or ammunition and the world would be a much safer place.

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @ novascotiamiss you are right something needs to be done, but pointing the finger and blaming something else for all the wrong in the world is not the way to go…whether it be video games or weapons.

      We need to allow parents to punish their children without the fear of repercussion, now I’m not talking about child abuse here, but a firm smack on the backside when your kid does something out of line is not a bad thing.

      Also, we need to make the penalties harder on the people who commit these crimes and not broadcast it all over television and sensationalizing it…ultimately making stars out of them.

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      novascotiamiss 4 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Michael, I totally agree with you. But the human species is known for blaming everything on others, rather than themselves. And we are living in a world of instant news and sensations. Did you ever notice that you hardly ever see good news these days. The reason is that people are not interested in that - sad but true. Instead of blamestorming we should be brainstorming. PS: By the way, how do you play a record backwards? I've also heard this rumor in the 80's from some religious people but I don't think anybody had the technology then.

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @ novascotiamiss unfortunately you are so right…we are a very sad species…very sad indeed. We think we are superior to all other species…but the truth is we are actually inferior.

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