Hollywood loves violence because it sells. Assassinations, war, gang fights, Westerns. There are thousands of movies made by Hollywood where violence is the main theme. Thousands of people are shot dead in movies, without consequences. The law does not exist in movies. Do you think this violence has an impact on the society as a whole? You are not allowed to buy porn under the age of 18 in the US, but it's no problem to buy a first person shooter game or watch The Terminator as a kid.
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True, instead of pointing fingers we should have a look what causes the violence and aggression in a society and how to reduce it.
I don't think it's the prime cause. Def not. but it doesn't help. tele, movies,games are so full of violence it detaches itself from the real world. In a movie you never see a funeral. Bad guys have family too! Take Darth Vader for instance ;-)
Agree, it's the exposure. Human Beings are sadly enough cruel beings, but we have the brains to correct ourselves.
Pers. I found lot's of Walt Disney far to violent for kids. It is the role from the parent, but the media also has a responsibility.
In a way you're right. People do need a way to release there stress and tension. Going for a walk with the dog helps as well.
I think though that everything you see and hear in your life has an influence. More so if you're a kid. Images have impact.
Most kids are or at least were smart enough to know the difference between unreal and reality. Take the simple cartoon, how many kids think they can jump off a cliff, or hit someone on the head with an anvil?
Sure there a few, as always.
the majority of mass shootings are not black people - smh...
I have to correct you. 44% of the mass shootings are white, 11% is black, the rest other ethnicities. Google mass shootings ethnicity and you will see that you've got a prejudice on this subject. wrong information in the media...
If 70% of the population is white and less than half of mass shootings are by the same group, ethnic minorities are committing these acts disproportionately - as is true for the murder rate.
Whites make up about 63% of the U.S. population, blacks 13%
44% of the mass shooters is white, 11% black. This shows a complete different picture then you are describing.