If you’ve noticed a lack of activity lately here at The White Devil Blog, it’s because I’ve been busy with my other life…Grand Theft Auto V has to be without question one of, if not THE greatest games ever made. Obviously I’m not the only one, as the game has grossed over $1 billion dollars in the first 3 days. The game is incredibly deep, and the content is absolutely huge. The game is simply amazing. But as always when a new Rockstar game is released and the masses flock to play, out of the woodwork come the tired pundits blaming today’s violence on video games.
Yes, someone enlighten me as to the titles that were popular with the kids during the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition or the Atheist inspired killings of Stalin, Tito and Mao. The attempt of mass extinction of the Jews at the hands of Hitler and the Nazi’s. There are 55 million deaths credited to WW2 and the Chinese Revolution from 1939 to 1945. The Congo/Zaire’s War of 1998 involving Rwanda and Uganda vs. Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia gets credit for 3.8 million dead. Even today’s Syria Civil War has early estimates at 300,00 deaths.
But it’s because some lazy, stoned American teenager drove around Los Santos disobeying traffic laws while on his way to kill a hooker in a fucking video game that the world is as screwed up today as it is. It’s science. At least according to Drexel’s own Dr. Charles Williams who recently made an appearance on The O’Reilly Factor. He also like to blame television and movies…just about anybody except for the actual person doing the violent acts. Let’s watch.
My God. I grew up watching The Dukes of Hazzard just like the kids in their study…I must be stopped…I’m a ticking time bomb for Christ’s sake! Keep the compound bows with explosive tip arrows and Dodge Chargers away from me. The data after all has been pretty strong and clear. It’s only a matter of time. Uncle Jessie halp me!
I like around the 2:40 mark in the interview Bill asks the Doc, if kids playing this “Grand Auto Theft (sic), or Halo games will be violent?” The Doc gives an emphatic one word answer of “Yes.”
Just like that you have created a monster, without a shadow of doubt to this “Doctor”. I wish to know how much money this guy has stolen from the American Taxpayers for not only his education and current job, but more than likely a handful of bogus grants based upon his “scientific research of children watching The Dukes of Hazzard and their inevitable violent lifestyle”. To me sir, THAT is the true crime here.
Back to praising the guys at Rockstar for giving most of us, who will not after playing their game go on a violent killing spree, an incredibly detailed, gritty, funny satirical view of the world we live in today.
And some classics