04 August 2013

Book Report

I recently finished Glenn Beck's book Control: Exposing The Truth About Guns. Not a bad read, full of facts and figures, until the very end...where he trades blaming one inanimate object for the ills of youth to blaming another, namely violent video games.

When I were a youngster it was that damnable Dungeons and Dragons, and after that it was the evil rock and roll music, and before that it was demon rum, or maybe Mary Jane, whatever she has to do with anything.

There may be many factors, and video games might be one of them, but I think everything from upbringing to medication to the fact that some people are just born bad plays into it. Ultimately it is up to each and every one of us to decide what path our lives are going to take.

Sorry Glenn, you were doing so well...


RabidAlien said...

Agreed. Had some very fun weekends spent gathered around a table with sheets of paper, dice, and the odd miniature scattered all over the place. Pizza place nearby loved us! And even when the dark-elf/vampire guy ran off with my wife (no. Really.), I still did not feel the need to cast a spell on them or anything. Why? ...cuz its just a game. Video games, books, movies, TV, they're just that. Its the evil that resides within us that causes men to do evil, and a lack of parenting that allows it to go unnoticed or ignored or willfully overlooked.

Larry said...

Yep, it's the person not the object.

Thanks for dropping by RA!