Guns, War and other Christmas tokens – parents and children today are the targets of the most sinister forces our modern society can foist on them. And the focused strength of today’s evil is best viewed in the games children and adults enjoy on a holiday that celebrates “Peace.” Post-Newtown is the time to demand greater restraint in the promotion of actual assault high-powered weapons of mass destruction to children.
One of today’s most popular computer games will be Medal of Honor Warfare, an Electronic Arts development, designed to glorify the power of modern warfare and the ease with which an armchair combatant can deal out death in mega doses. But the psychological evil doesn’t stop with the game. The video game industry was drawn into the national debate about gun violence last week when the National Rifle Association accused producers of violent games and movies of helping to incite the type of mass shooting that recently left 20 children and six adults dead at a school in Newtown, Conneticut.
Promoting the tools of warfare in the real world is linked to the partnership websites of the the actual guns, knives and other tools of war. A full investigation of this art of marketing war, guns and associated weapons of destruction is the tale of a New York Times investigative team story for Christmas day.
Today, of all days, this season, of all seasons, and in the wake of Newtown, it’s time to say ENOUGH! Parents, teachers, religious leaders and politicians, stand up to the merchants of death.