I Am An Unhappy American!
April 24, 2007 11:27pm CST
Who are we as Americans? What do we really stand for. Hear we are devastated about the recent tragedies in our country, yet we promote this type of behavior constantly. We have movies, songs, and video games that promote violence, but then when it happens in real life, we act so surprised. What do we expect to happen when we are so obsessed with this kind of thing. We influence are children everyday. For us, the more violent the better. The actors that play in these movies are our heros. We pay them top dollar to traumatize us. We don't think a movie is good unless there is blood and guts splattered all over the screen. I am not the least bit into those kind of movies, but if I was, the fact that something like that happened in real life would probably be quite thrilling for me. I never liked those kind of movies and it got much worse, after I was robbed at gun-point in 2001. I have Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder. For me, eveytime I see a movie like that, I react as though it is really happening. That is sick, it does not qualify as entertainment. Why does America get excited and spend their hard earned money to go and see someone get their brains blown out. This is very baffling to me. Then, we are so sickly obsessed, that when a Viginia Tech does happen, we focus more on the criminal than we do on the victims and heros. What have we become America?
• United States
25 Apr 07
Sorry that you suffer from PTSD. But this is why I feel America is a great country. We have freedoms others don't have. Freedom of speech in on of those things. Violence happens everywhere. Worst than what happen at VT, happens all the time all around the world. Images on TV don't cause people to be violent. People are violent, because they have been since the beginning of time. Now we just have the media, so you hear about it more often.
• United States
25 Apr 07
I don't think what happened at VT is great at all it is sick what that kid did. But to blame violent movies, songs, and video games, is just wrong in my opinion. The reason why. I can take you through history and show you all the reasons. In a country in Africa, in 1989, children as young as 12 was beheading people and eating their hearts, during a civil war. In the place that it happen, there is not television and video games. Very few if any people then even had access to it. Don't mistake my pride for my country as approval for violence. I do not support violence, unless in defense. Everywhere in the world there is good and evil. Movies, songs, and video games are just what it is entertainment. Millions play these games, listen to these songs, and what these movies and do not commit crimes. Crime and what people do is what inspires these movies, video games, and songs. Things like this has inspired people since the beginning of time and always will. I wrote a peice right after 9/11 about our country and what would happen next and was was honored for what I wrote. Why? because a violent act inspired me to write an article for my school's newsletter. They ended up publishing it throughout the whole state, in all the campuses newsletters. All because of violence. There is good and evil out there. You choose, if you will live a good or evil life. Placing blame on these things in my view is a cope out, a way to try to control people and take away freedoms.