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The "Sex-Box" Race for President
Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2008 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 01/13/2008 6:43:22 AM PST by Kaslin

I know that they all probably assume they have better, much more important, urgent, timely, things to campaign on, but I sure would like to get their individual takes on the new video game that one company is marketing to fifteen year old boys.

It's called "Mass Effect" and it allows its players - universally male no doubt - to engage in the most realistic sex acts ever conceived. One can custom design the shape, form, bodies, race, hair style, breast size of the images they wish to "engage" and then watch in crystal clear, LCD, 54 inch screen, HD clarity as the video game "persons" hump in every form, format, multiple, gender-oriented possibility they can think of.

The objections to such filth should be simple to understand.

Starting with the disgusting idea that one can "create" their own versions of what people look like, removing warts, moles, and bald spots while enhancing - shall we say - the extended features of the game's characters tends to objectify women, sex, and human relationships. Right? We can all agree on this?

Then there's the dishonesty behind the game' title. "Mass Effect" sounds like a war game with a deadly virus that is spreading unless the GI-Joes are able to defeat the evil and deadly substance and it's covert war plan. By it's design, kids could ask for it, or for their parents' Best Buy Card to go purchase it with nary a raised eye-brow. Generic, non-descriptive, and relatively harmless.

But it IS marketed for the X-Box 360, perhaps the most visually stimulating gaming system ever made. The software for such allows the blending of DVD video, component graphics, and the manipulation of actual pictures so that an alternate reality engulfs the fifteen year old boy playing it without much objection.

Now if I have trouble with my son taking his James Bond 007 games a little too emotionally, imagine the powerful effect that hormones add to the mix when the player's own character is copulating like jack rabbits with super-models, actresses, and anyone else they can spend the patience to create, name, and "put into play."

I hear the libertarian Ron Paul's answer already, "Government has no business censoring freedom of expression." Figures, he's a libertarian.

In the race for President there has been a lot of discussion about faith and it's impact on the lives of the individual candidate. Some pretty inane ones like Carl Cameron's less lucid moment this past week when he posed the inquiry about marital submission to Governor Mike Huckabee.

Yet here's a question that deserves to be asked, and in all likelihood will not be: "How much moral judgement should the President push into legislative issues that are likely to severely damage our children's innocence, function, and capability?"

I hear the nay-sayers claiming I'm being the wild and crazed Bible thumper I've always been - but its a worthwhile question isn't it?

If a pre-teen, teen, young adult, or adult male plays such a game in which the women DO submit without choice, are made to appear as Barbie streetwalkers, and perform whatever act can be imagined, what's to stop that same male from assuming that the women in his "other world" shouldn't be forced to do the same.

We now know because of the lengthy track record of serial killer after another that addictive use of pornography was prevalent in case after case - long before the switch got flipped and what their masturbatory imaginations have given into became what they were forcing real live human beings to do.

And because of the digital chip age in which we live - "Mass Effect" can be customized to sodomize whatever, whoever, however, the game player wishes.

With it's "over the net" capabilities virtual orgasmic rape is just the push of a button away.

Yes there will be many snickers that I decided to bring this issue up in the Presidential cycle of 2008 but how refreshing would it be for a President to prove to the nation that his own manhood was not in question and put his pen and signature to a bill that dealt with such simulated sex excess in a way that was punitive to its creators to such a degree that they would never recover from it?

As technology continues to push the limits of imagination and interaction more and more the brain, the emotions, the feelings will integrate with physical responses in reality. And while the makers of such trash seem to be pushing our next generation of young men through the gates of hell as fast as is humanly possible, it needn't be that way.

Here's hoping that as the next President will be forced to deal with this continual emerging reality - and enemy that has set its site to our destruction from within - that we will have elected a man of such character that he will have precision in the clarity of his response.

How would that be for a bold and uncompromising "Mass Effect?"


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: videogames

1 posted on 01/13/2008 6:43:24 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This article is BS, I play Mass Effect and the so called steamy session is nothing more that a hand streak on a glass privacy pane, nothing more, no humping of any sort, yes you can make a character but by most means I would hardly call it erotic.


2 posted on 01/13/2008 6:50:13 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Kaslin

I can’t say I think a game like this is a good idea. But the author says serial killers like porn. That’s like saying serial killers like mashed potatoes and gravy. So what?

I was once a 15 year old boy. I knew a lot of other 15 year old boys. We all liked naked chicks. None of us turned into a serial killer.


3 posted on 01/13/2008 6:52:01 AM PST by live+let_live
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To: Eye of Unk
This article is BS, I play Mass Effect and the so called steamy session is nothing more that a hand streak on a glass privacy pane

Anti-video game Sarcasm TorpedoTM ARMED. FIRE!!

toomuchinformation

You use just one hand on the joystick, right?

Cheers!

4 posted on 01/13/2008 6:54:17 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kaslin

“If a pre-teen, teen, young adult, or adult male plays such a game in which the women DO submit without choice, are made to appear as Barbie streetwalkers, and perform whatever act can be imagined, what’s to stop that same male from assuming that the women in his “other world” shouldn’t be forced to do the same.”

A simply idiotic statement, even if the game did allow players to “perform whatever act can be imagined” (it doesn’t).


5 posted on 01/13/2008 6:55:59 AM PST by LanPB01
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To: live+let_live

I was once a 15 year old boy. I knew a lot of other 15 year old boys. We all liked naked chicks.

I can’t help but notice the past tense. Did you grow out of this fondness for naked chicks?


6 posted on 01/13/2008 6:56:54 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Ahh, my wife might read this. :)


7 posted on 01/13/2008 6:58:21 AM PST by live+let_live
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To: live+let_live

Spot on. I have personally managed to survive my teenaged boyhood to become a relative well-balanced and successful old phart (55). At least thus far. Let the nanny state types whimper and whine and wring their hands. Boys do stupid stuff, sure, but so do politicians. Look, even Bill Clinton couldn’t screw up this country.


8 posted on 01/13/2008 6:59:42 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .....)
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To: Eye of Unk

Here’s that shocking sex scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NragL5-7Mvo

Warning for those of a sensitive nature - if a hand running down a window turns you into a crazed sex machine (as the dimwitted Kevin McCullough fears it might do to young boys), you should absolutely not click on the above link.


9 posted on 01/13/2008 7:02:38 AM PST by LanPB01
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To: tgusa
No, but Slick should forgot about keeping his dress(es) tidy. Couldn't handle a 25 yr' old bimbo, ain't smart enough to run this country IMHO, therefore, slime, treason, deceit, lies, impeachment, murder, you name it.

And this f'r's wife is running for POTUS now and even was elected as Senator from a state she never lived in. Gimme a break, Pwwwweeeeezzzzzeeee.

Narcissism seems to be a common gene between Slick and Thunder Thighs ooozzzing with the need and demonstration of such of megalomania.

10 posted on 01/13/2008 7:12:00 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Kaslin
This article lets us know where one of those people went who used to write about the evils of comic books, and later Dungeons and Dragons. I see the quality and accuracy of their diatribes remains unchanged.
11 posted on 01/13/2008 7:13:24 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck is the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aren't going.)
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To: RSmithOpt

Point is, they’re both largely irrelevant. We can help maintain that state of affairs by supporting our local conservative(s).


12 posted on 01/13/2008 7:15:50 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .....)
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To: Eye of Unk
I'm sure the 15-y-o won't be wasting their time creating heterosex scenes either. It's nice that they provide them with mood music as well./sarc off
13 posted on 01/13/2008 7:18:45 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: tgusa

Good point.


14 posted on 01/13/2008 7:19:40 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: LanPB01
Yet, after kids found out what Bill Clinton was doing in the Oval Office, we've seen an increase in young people getting busted for performing/receiving oral sex and then the kids and their parents saying, "It's not sex."

You also don't understand that the reason commercials are successful is that they are watched repeatedly and eventually create a need in the consumer to buy whatever the commercial is selling. Repeated watching of anything allows one to become familiar with it and to bond with the "product." The need is created and the person wants more of "it." That's why porn is addictive and as these kids get older, they'll seek out this addiction by asking their HS friends to re-enact these scenes and then buying porn for themselves and the truly damaged ones will become sex offenders.

15 posted on 01/13/2008 7:26:50 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: grey_whiskers
You use just one hand on the joystick, right?

Right. And the other hand controls the game.

16 posted on 01/13/2008 7:32:20 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: LanPB01; Squantos

Baby got hand!

Seriously, I wouldn’t hit either one with a 10-foot 2X4.


17 posted on 01/13/2008 7:38:43 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

LOL!


18 posted on 01/13/2008 7:39:01 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Kaslin

Oh great, another Jack Thompson asshat wannabe. Way to completely distort the truth in order to scare ignorant people. I’m disappointed to see that we have our own “it’s for the chirren” squad on our side as well.


19 posted on 01/13/2008 7:47:50 AM PST by thecabal
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To: Larry Lucido

That would be damn sci fi if one of the voices wasn’t hillarys......


20 posted on 01/13/2008 7:50:54 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Kaslin

Oh I don’t know. Maybe some of those teenagers will spend more time in the sex box and less time fooling around with each other.


21 posted on 01/13/2008 9:04:25 AM PST by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Eye of Unk

While all the disagreeing comments may be valid, it is equally true that it is only a matter of time till a game doing exactly what is claimed is produced.


22 posted on 01/13/2008 9:09:08 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Kaslin
I hear the nay-sayers claiming I'm being the wild and crazed Bible thumper I've always been

Well....the first step to recovery is recognizing the problem.

 

23 posted on 01/13/2008 9:16:59 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: All

Any Final Fantasy VII and VIII junkies here?


24 posted on 01/13/2008 9:53:49 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak "HUSSEIN" Obama the Anti-Christ?)
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To: thecabal
I’m disappointed to see that we have our own “it’s for the chirren” squad on our side as well.

Because there aren't actually two "sides" - it's the same group of people:

"Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." -- Robert A. Heinlein

25 posted on 01/13/2008 1:37:00 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Kaslin

I’m going to agree with most of the posts here so far. You can’t ban the male libido. Most heterosexual men like to look at naked women. There’s good evidence to me that we’re constructed that way from the start. Banning software that allows you to create porn is like banning paper and pencils that allow you to create porn. Good luck with that.

The author leaves out the obvious truth that most men would also agree with - men have to accomodate the needs, desires, and, yes, the demands, of women, whose sexuality is operating in a far different place than a man’s sexuality. Go ahead, construct a woman whose breasts defy gravity and whose attitudes defy logic, and then see how a real woman reacts to you. The rolling of the eyes and the brief insulting laugh should be enough to change the mind of most men.

Just to balance the scales, God has also made women extremely succeptible to byzantine soap operas and romances, with the occasional murder mystery thrown in. Expect software to replicate those desires, too.

By the way, the author needs to learn that correlation is not causation. Sure, lots of serial killers like porn, but the desire for porn might emerge after, not before, the sociopathic expression of behavior.

Anyway, good luck there being the morals police for American males.


26 posted on 01/13/2008 2:43:49 PM PST by redpoll
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To: RSmithOpt
Narcissism seems to be a common gene between Slick and Thunder Thighs ooozzzing with the need and demonstration of such of megalomania.

Yes, but be that as it may, for all the power they wield, they are still mortal. Thank God for that.

27 posted on 01/13/2008 7:02:02 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: pray4liberty

And we all are sinners to stand before the Almighty one day to be judged. It’s hard doing what God wants us to do for Him, however, I honestly believe the Klintoons do not care to believe in any of the Christian principles.


28 posted on 01/14/2008 5:34:39 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: RSmithOpt

My sentiments exactly.


29 posted on 01/19/2008 7:52:46 AM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: RSmithOpt

The truth is, you cannot hide the world from everything like the writer suggests. In truth, the human mind varies so much, that they will claim that ‘anything’ turned them to their life of crime. We cannot hold inanimate objects responsible, or the people who made said objects if they were meant for mature audiences. The rating system for videogames is there for a reason. People need to respect that and be done with it.

But for someone to blame sex for the reason behind someone turning into a serial killer is like blaming their religious beliefs for the same reason. I mean I’ve played mass effect, and played through the game to reach the ‘sex scene’ that everyone talks about. The game would’ve been good if they covered her up, probably would’ve been less of a media circus out there too. But to say that someone needs a 54 inch LCD HD television?! Comon... who in this discussion has that kind of money? I know I don’t...

Infact, durring the first time I saw the sex scene... I didn’t notice a thing. She looked okay to me, it was later on that I had to look ‘really’ up close to see the famous ‘boobage’ that everyone is ranting about. To me, it is appearant that the writer needs to actually play the game before they can complain about the plot. The game is called mass effect because of numerous mass technologies in the game and the way the effect of the technologies has on humanity.

So, my closing argument is this. Worry less about M-Rated games that require you to be carded to purchase, and worry more about what IS going on in the world. If you worry too much about the little things, the big things will pass you by and you will never get a chance to do anything about it. Go to church, make friends, spread the good news...


30 posted on 03/02/2008 10:29:46 AM PST by Carl Ward
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