The “games” the troops “play” in training, are designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of strategies. Simply stated, it’s easier to have them try “every man for themselves” and get wiped out (with accompanying push-ups); and then have them do the same re-enactment using troop maneuvers that they have been taught (defeating the foe, with minimal loss of life).
Any game, with a mentally unstable individual, can cause problems. I believe we have had a few individuals commit suicide over a game of Monopoly. You can’t stop an insane person from doing insane things - blaming an inanimate object simply places the responsibility that an individual should bear, onto an object.
Mentally competent individuals realize that a video game is nothing more than fantasy. Whether it’s Star Wars and defeating the Empire (crushing the Rebels), Doom and destroying the demonic horde, Halo and defeating the alien invaders, or combat based.
Or, we could blame inanimate objects and start burning books again.
Absolutely correct - but consider the situation.
I grew up in a house and neighborhood full of guns. And no one went to school and shot the place up. Of course this was the 50s, and every house had these people called Mom and Dad. And there was this condition called discipline, and a thing called a belt. And society was based on order and family.
Now we have none of the above. Kids sit in a dark basement and play violent video games (inanimate objects) till they get amped up, get a gun (inanimate object) and go kill people.
Of course the liberals only want to talk about and blame one inanimate object. The subject of my post was that if it is going to take banning an inanimate object to fix the problem, it should be the one that started the problem in the first place.
Of course the real solution is to get families back to being families, and go back to an order and family based society. But for some reason that is apparently impossible.