Wednesday, July 20, 2005

They Won't Get My Copy...

Our good ole conservative groups are demanding a recall of the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Well, you will not be getting my copy. Here are a few reasons why... 1) As a conservative I absolutely hate when other people try to dictate their morality upon me. Leave me alone and do not regulate my life and the choices I make for entertainment. 2) The label has an 'M for Mature' label. I think that explains the type of game you will be dealing with. 3) I am responsible enough to make sure my kid does not play the game nor is he even in the same room when I am playing the game. It is called RESPONSIBILITY... God forbid parents should take the time to parent their own childran and not rely on others to instruct them on the appropriate ways to do so. 4) HRC is taking a lead in this movement. I hate liberals that in any other instance would call this game "art", but in this case will love to legislate the hell out of the gaming industry. Yeah for more regulations and hypocricy of the left. Times like these remind why I am a Republican!!! To all the super-conservatives out there wasting their time to tell me how to raise my child I suggest you expend some of that energy on paying attention to YOUR OWN FAMILY. Leave mine alone. This concludes my soapbox act of the day.


At 7/20/2005 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Virginia Centrist said...

HRC is trying to cozy up to social conservatives and Republicans with this move....

You'll be hardpressed to find democrats who support recalling violent or sexually graffic games...we find this equally lame.

But the point is, HRC is appealing to the prudish faction in YOUR PARTY. The "That's why I'm a Republican" argument doesn't work.

At 7/20/2005 12:54:00 PM, Anonymous Waldo Jaquith said...

Ditto, JMS.

See, now I'll have to spend a little quality time with Vice City this afternoon.

At 7/20/2005 07:35:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

It is also important to watch out for America's youth being constantly brainwashed by the liberal pop culture. As I always do, I side with social conservatives on this issue, and applaud anyone trying to stop that trash from being in young childrens hands, where it eventually ends up, regardless of the Mature label.

At 7/20/2005 08:54:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

We as a society are moving to remove the parents ability to parent. That is unacceptable.

At 7/21/2005 10:04:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

Actually, it seems to me that Hitlary is attempting to cozy up to her caricature of what social conservatives and Republicans are. I've no trouble with those who support truth in labeling, but a recall?!? I suspect her actions in this regard are consistent with her socialist view that the ever-powerful State should have a monopoly on force, and anything that suggests otherwise must be squashed.

As for me, I'm a little concerned that there are supposedly serious people who waste their time playing video games. I prefer a good book.

At 7/22/2005 12:48:00 AM, Blogger criticallythinking said...

I can't say the lines have been drawn clearly yet, but I see signs of a schism on the ratings game much like we have divided so many other issues between the parties, many of which don't make much sense.

In this case, I see "violence" as becoming republican, while "sex" is democrat. Even though being republican shouldn't really have anything to do with violence, and democrats should oppose the sexual objectification of women.

But when a democrat comes out for ratings or censorship, it is almost always dealing with violence or show of force, while republicans tend to get more upset with seeing Janet Jackson's breast, while being fine with the violence of the football game.

I am not expressing my PERSONAL preferences here, just making unfounded generalizations about political parties.

While my libertarian side wants to agree that we should leave this be, my social-moral side tells me that there is real harm to society as a whole, and therefore harm inflicted on other individuals, when we make available fantasy enactments that are too violent, or too sexually demeaning or deviant.

No, I still come down on the side of punishing the few who act out as a result of these stimulus, rather than denying everybody access to them.

But we should have a lot more stories on TV showing what these games are all about, and explaining what harm they can cause, so us individuals have the appropriate information to make use of our personal liberty.


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