Today, in another effort to make me go crazy
, Senators Hillary Clinton ("liberal," keen on co-opting fascist viewpoints if they poll well), Sam Brownback (fascist, eager to rid the airwaves of radio hosts whose programs have never once aired in the state he "represents"), Joe Lieberman (fascist, too worthless to get angry about all over again), and Rick Santorum (head fascist in charge, desperate to control where and when all citizens can engage in any kind of sexual contact, be it with someone of the same sex, opposite sex, or their re-election staff, and, most notably, when broken down and examined, two parts fecal matter, one part ejaculant, and a dash of sexy) got together to propose another ratings system for video games, presumably to take the place of or work in conjuction with the system already in place
. Clinton, utilizing the tools her husband so craftily worked with while president, made the issue not so much about "morality" or "family values" or "good, old fashioned puritanical zealotry," but an issue of "public health."
"It is a little frustrating when we have this data that demonstrates there is a clear public health connection between exposure to violence and increased aggression that we have been as a society unable to come up with any adequate public health response."
Presumably, Sen. Clinton watched 60 Minutes
this past Sunday, where in the story of Devin Moore was detailed
. Moore killed three men, and his killings were reportedly inspired by Grand Theft Auto
. A civil suit now claims the game "trained" him to commit these crimes. Considering the millions of people who've played this game, many of them ad nauseum, I have hunkered down in the old fallout shelter, not wanting to be caught in the crossfire of the forthcoming apocalypse. I mean, considering the intensely scientific and fool proof theories being thrown around in a case like this, I'm sure some fucked up shit's about to go down. But, getting back to Sen. Clinton and her cohorts. Apparently, the current video game ratings system is too confusing and a new, stricter ratings system (along with an enforcement of the rating in stores that sell said games
) should be put in place.
Call me paranoid, but this seems odd to me, as we're now either scrapping an already clear ratings system or adding a new system to rate the present one, all the while pretending that it's confusion or helplessness that has caused so many children to come into possession of these games which train them to become killers. Clearly many parents are buying it for them. Is the kid working at Best Buy (who's surely not of age to sell half the smut trafficked at his place of employment) selling ultra-violent and scandalous video games to his fellow pubescent lizards? Umm, yeah. So, frankly, what will a new ratings system accomplish? Well, you mean, other than provide these twits with another opportunity to prattle on and on and on about morality or the decay of our society and how they need to step in and protect us all (notably, children, as it's all for the kids) from the smut peddlers.
There's also this hilarious aside in the New York Times piece on HRC's press conference with the three other horsemen:
The timing of Mrs. Clinton's remarks is noteworthy: She has recently struck moderate themes, imbuing her speeches with references to faith and prayer and placing far less emphasis on polarizing issues like gay marriage and abortion.
Is this what they mean when they talk about bias? Gosh, what a fair shake for a woman opposed to gay marriage. Yes, she supports civil unions, but in a completely inactive, if you put a gun to my head I won't resist sort of way. And for the woman who has cleverly positioned herself as pro-choice but not radically, all the while promoting abstinence only education with a fair amount of zeal, I can't really see how her rhetoric on said issues should be softened or how they would be "polarizing," except of course if we are meant only to exist in the bubble of left and right, where in Hillary represents a preconceived notion more than an actual person with a whole mess of stupid, disgustingly calculated notions, most of which would be damaging to the citzens she claims to serve.
If any of these people were honest (they're not, but bear with me), they'd just say it. We would like to censor the following blah blah blah because of blah blah blah. It is in the best interest of the country and our children. Constitution be damned, censorship is the new hotness. If we are in need of a ratings system to rate our ratings system, we might as well just simplify and burn some books. Just ask Al Gore
, that shit keeps you warm.