Donald Trump thinks there should be rating boards for movies and video games.

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  1. SonowRaevius
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    Let that sink for just a moment and try to realize that the president of the US doesn't know these things already exist and thinks that he's the first one to ever think of this.

    Also, looks like he's trying to shift the blame back to violent movies and video games for the rise in gun violence in the US. I swear it's like we are regressing back to the fucking 80's and 90's over here.
     
  2. SirNapkin1334

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    It's not like we didn't expect it.
    I mean, the "I met with the president of the virgin islands" was bad enough, but just a precursor to this. And I'm not even that into politics (hell I'm not old enough to vote), I still can tell that this guy is a FUCKING MORON.

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    Down there a bit
    I'm god damn speechless right now
     
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    I think it's actually worse than before thanks to our dear social networks. People don't even bother debating or argumenting anymore. How many discord, telegram groups, mmo guilds or else have that same rules : "No politic talks!" where "politics" have become "any form of debate" in general...

    It's just a giant clash between two visions of the society and what it should lead towards but no side is interested to convince. Take a look at the comments in pretty much any video about the surviving kids of the shooting. It's truly sad. Each side blames the other for what happened and that's it.
    People need to stick together and discuss their differences in order to solve this, we've never had that many tools for it to happen, and yet people have never been so deaf.
     
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    It's funny you bring up social networks because they are being blamed as well. Something along the lines of making it so vulnerable people are more susceptible of being convinced to act on their violent/aggressive tendencies.

    Personally, I think that we should abolish the two party system, get everyone that we can together, and actually work this out as a country some way or another and that goes for a lot of issues in the US. All this finger pointing and blame shifting is literately getting us no where.
     
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    Ugh, why bother complaining about Trump? It's as easy as breathing, and he deserves it. I'd rather say that a positive to it is how Hollywood and video game developers would react? A punk attitude, rebellious, especially in Hollywood where the action movie has sadly been phased out and basically being replaced by superhero movies. I'd love for just a no-frills Hollywood backed action movie with limbs being blown off, death all around, stuff that was common in the 80s, in movies like Commando and the Rambo sequels. So entertaining, but now would be made a middle finger to Trump. I'd love that.
     
  7. SonowRaevius
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    I usually don't like being negative and rarely ever do I complain about anything, but this was just so goddamn eye rolling-ly stupid that I felt like I had to say something somewhere about it and it takes a lot for me to get to that kind of a point.

    Honestly, I hope that the people in both industries stand up to this and the "violent games tax" that is also being proposed and something good ultimately comes out of these shenanigans.
     
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    Maybe he just didn't know games had a rating system? It's possible. I'm not taking any sides but I assume Trump doesn't play video games.
     
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    Every time someone uses that emoji Hillary Clinton has to chill in Cedar Rapids for another 15 minutes
     
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    Do you have a source? Not because I dont believe you, because I want to be able to share this.
     
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    I understand, truth be told I wouldn't bother discussing if it wasn't for this particular topic because I do love movies and video games. He's a madman, and there's been studies especially on video games that show no correlation between violent video games and acts of violence committed by people who just so happened to have played those games. I'm sure he'll get lots of blowback over this, so I'm not worried, at least for now.

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    Ratings board is pretty useless with the amount of little kids playing m rated games. Part of me believes the parents should be better educated, but that's not up to the government.
     
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    Also he probably meant a new rating system for violent movies. Violent in general. I still think it's stupid myself.
    Still this goes back to parenting and being a responsible parent keeping up with what your children are doing and not blaming
    other people for your bad parenting.
     
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    I mean, the current rating system already gives the abstract reasoning for why it's rated that way, which usually includes violence if it's a factor
     
  17. DrGreed

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    I know. I even agreed that this is stupid. Someone should show him the studies that have already been made.
     
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    I am going to agree and disagree with this on some factors. There are a good number of items that are pretty clear like Blood and Gore and Nudity, those are self-explanatory, but there are some like Violence and Sexual content which are pretty vague and could mean so much as a girl in a bathing suit or someone being punched.
     
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    Trump should next call for Porn and Playboy to be banned, that way in the future there won't be any risk of Presidents being found to have had affairs with Porn Stars and Playmates. Clearly we need to remove those scourges because why focus on the actual failing?

    Having said that, I'd agree with the whole needing more actual action and sex exploitation films. Preferably with lots of over the top satire. If you're going to go big, really go big. :)
     
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