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  •  I am big on the 1st amendment (4+ / 0-)

    and don't want to see violent video games banned.  But parents and peers should make the most extreme sort of violence into something shameful and embarrassing, something that one grows through and leaves behind with maturity and adulthood.  I can't claim to have witnessed too much, but what I have witnessed so far in life makes it really hard to watch excessive violence or excessively realistic violence.  This violence does have an effect on people's brains, even if only virtual, and even if there is not a direct provable connection to actual actions in the real world.  So maybe I'm somewhere in the middle on this... not in favor of banning, but disgusted and not real pleased with excessive depictions of violence either.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:53:13 PM PST

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