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i have noticed this with n. american guests, a particularly silly giggle when seeing gratuitous violence on the screen.

just as important as the film and videogame industries is the war toy syndrome, kids are encouraged to simulate violence from such an early age, it becomes as natural as breathing to expect it everywhere, all the time.

when will we realise how small the window of childhood is, with its brief, unique opportunity to shape character for good?

instead we gleefully raise the odds against it!

i would expect casual violence to continue to grow exponentially as new generations grow up with even more OTT celluloid heroes to emulate.

yet, to put it in perspective, i saw an afghan girl saying how she wanted to go to america, where people don't shoot each other, there is peace.

i wish her luck.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Feb 7th, 2013 at 01:11:39 PM EST
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