lets blame videogames once again

So this guy goes all psycho in Antwerp and starts shooting down innocent people (on Google news in English, of in’t Nederlands). A scapegoat has to be found of course, and first they start talking about how the political party called “Het Vlaams Belang” is guilty for feeding the racisme in Belgium, and in a way that’s true, but it’s bullshit to blame this kind of event solely on them. I’m definitely not pro-VB, never was and never will be, but blaming them now for this is just a trick to get more votes in the local elections later this year.
The shooter was being called everything from being a nazi to a Goth, and I was wondering how long it would take them to find his Marilyn Manson or Rammstein CD’s and blame it all on music or movies (Chucky anyone?) like in the good old days. But nowadays there’s a new kind of media to blame isn’t there. Yes indeed, its video games, and today it was suggested in print and on tv again.

The guy was known to be playing a first person shooter now and then… and he did shoot people right? That must be it!

Lawyers always grasp whatever they can get their hands on in defence of their clients, but I’m tired of hearing these lame ass excuses really. Violence is all around us these days, more in real life than in games, but we need to find real solutions for the social problems that are causing these outbursts of seemingly mindless violence instead of blaming music, movies or games.

Ah fuck it, I’m gonna rip some heads off in UT2004.

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