Thursday, June 30, 2011

Supreme Court and Violent Games

Early this week, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down California’s law preventing the sale of violent video games to minors.  At first, I was against this law.  After all, what child shouldn’t be allowed to messily dismember people in the comfort of his own bedroom?  It was high time that the government stopped trying to stop children from killing each other and got back to their incredibly important work of passing bills they know will never become law.

I was going to post the following image of the violent crime rate in America:

If you look closely, you may notice that violent crime has gone down just a bit in the last few decades.  However, if you look even closer you might notice this tiny little blip at the end of the chart.  I’ve highlighted it in red so you can see.

There’s a statistically insignificant upward trend at the end.  You see it?  Now, we call it “statistically insignificant” because it looks tiny on a chart, but what it is really showing is a severe upswing in violent crime, 90% of which has occurred in the last week!  I’ve extrapolated the data based on the current trend and you can see where this will take us:

If you don’t live in California, you probably haven’t heard about this problem yet.  Crime is exploding here.  I live near a hospital and the ambulances are driving by day and night, sirens blaring.  The police are flooded with calls.  In the last few days, children who never had access to a firearm before, have learned to hold a gun, load it, turn off the safety, and fire it accurately.  Kids are shooting each other, themselves, their parents, their teachers, church leaders, even their slower-moving pets.
Found in a basement last night in Riverside, CA
Nobody is safe!  I’ve had to lock up the XBOX in a safe place where my children will never look for it (next to the broccoli).  I left the PS2 out, because the games all suck.  I left the PC out because I can’t get the XP emulator to work on Windows 7.
On second thought, let them play.
Why did the Supreme Court allow this?  Didn’t they heed Andrea Dworkin’s warnings about pornography causing rape?  Didn’t they notice that, with the thousand-fold explosion of pornography on the internet, rape crimes have gone through the roof?

See the upward trend at the bottom?!  SEE IT!

I urge you all to write your local Supreme Court representative.  Tell them you are going to vote them out of office if they don’t vote to re-criminalize video games…



lenore said...

ha, your kids LOVE broccoli!

M. A. Kagle said...

Wait, THAT'S the lie you picked up on?