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  •  Really? (19+ / 0-)

    You think a pixelated image glorifying a hollywood-esque overdramatized splashing of blood coupled with the amplified "cool sound" of a high caliber explosion is the same as seeing an actual human being, a child, destroyed and reduced to shattered meat and bone?

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:41:43 AM PST

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    •  Really not at all. See my comment (2+ / 0-)
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      below for something a lot more realistic. Perhaps video games will get that realistic someday, but their pace will probably always prevent any real thought or contemplation about the reality of the situation.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:49:27 AM PST

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    •  Yes blood lust portion of your brain stimulated (1+ / 0-)
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      by the violence depicted in violent video is the same obscenity with the exception you rationalize one as unreal and the other reality. The blurring of fantasy with reality is the conditioning your mind experiences the more it is exposed to violent images. Visualization is a technique employed to transfer thoughts into reality. So it might be to use your words cool to ravage a human being in the fantasy world, but I will never be convinced that such conditioning does not make it easier to translate that behavior into the real world.

      "If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill

      by Kvetchnrelease on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:20:53 PM PST

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    •  Well, that's what happened in Newtown (1+ / 0-)
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      seeing an actual human being, a child, destroyed and reduced to shattered meat and bone
      I personally know a man who ran across parts of his son's brain in the car that the police didn't fully clean out before it was returned.  That's what guns do. The bodies of those kids in Newtown were like that.  Same as abortion, only six years later.


      There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

      by OHeyeO on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:23:49 PM PST

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