I’m not usually one to get on a political soap box and spread my personal views about these things to the whole world but in this case, I figure I’d better get this out while I’m still legally able to do so. The way things are going, it might not be too long before I no longer have the right to share my opinion and tell you that I think the people who are in charge of this country right now are a bunch of blithering idiots and it’s truly surprising to me that they have the mental acuity to open a box of Ritz Crackerfuls without causing themselves grievous injury.
As a rule, I keep myself out of political debates. As such, understand that I am not interested in having a political debate with anyone at this point; I just want to get this off my chest before I flip out and start slamming my head in to a wall.
Obama is an idiot…And he’s surrounded by idiots.
Of course, we all know (or should know by now) that Obama got up this morning and started pressing Congress for sweeping changes in gun laws and gun control. He wants mandatory background testing (ok!) and wants to place a ban on “military style” assault rifles and high capacity magazines (DUMB).
He is also going to press for various health agencies, including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to investigate the link between violent video games and school massacres.
I can already tell you the link. THERE ISN’T ONE, MORON! There’s no more a link between violent video games and school shootings than there is a link between sweetened breakfast cereal and alien radio transmissions. You know what *IS* linked to school shootings? Crazy people, and a crappy education system, that’s what! I’m not even a fucking psychologist and I can tell you exactly why this crap happens. Ready? Here we go!
Little Joey gets his butt kicked at school a couple of times and nobody does anything about it because they really don’t care. They’re all overworked and underpaid and have to deal with a bunch of kids who have no discipline because it’s now illegal to even give your kid a dirty look. Nobody does anything about Joey’s ass kicking so the kid who kicked his ass does it again. Then that kid’s buddies get involved and the next thing you know, little Joey is just a big bundle of suicidal depression who nobody bothers to pay any attention to because these days, sweeping this crap under the rug is a million times easier than dealing with it.
So little Joey decides one day that he’s had enough of getting bullied and he’s going to go ahead and off himself. Before he does, though, he’s going to make a statement. He’s going to try to take out a bunch of people and show everyone around that he’s really not the little punk they thought he was. He’s going to go into that school and grease as many people as he can because he knows that the more people you kill, the more attention you get and that’s what he has wanted all along. Just a little bit of attention.
Little Joey gets his hands on an assault rifle or 2 (because we ALL know that assault rifles are the only things that kill people in this world) and goes about his business of ridding the world of the people who made him feel terrible about himself. Then, he does what he had set out to do in the first place and does himself in.
Nutshell…It’s in there.
If little joey had been all that in to violent video games, he would know that you can also kill people with handguns, pipe bombs, grenades, knives, baseball bats, lead pipes, swords, spears, bulldozers, pickup trucks and crazy contraptions that fire saw blades at people. He wouldn’t go through all the craziness to get ahold of a large, unwieldy and very noticeable assault rifle because he’d know that’s not the only thing that he can use to do his business with.
Video games aren’t any more responsible for this crap than the Matrix trilogy…But the gub’ment has to blame something and they certainly don’t want to point the fingers at the systematic cuts in educational spending they’ve been doing over the last forever, do they?
Hell, if it weren’t for those cut, maybe our president would be smart enough to figure some of this out on his own and I wouldn’t have to sit here ranting about it.
Get your heads out of your asses, people. It’s a lot easier to see things for what they are, that way.