If mass shootings happen or just some horrific act.. blame games and anime.

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    Video games I get, but who's blaming anime?
     
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    Are you this irritable/disagreeable IRL? Cuz I wasn't saying you were wrong, just saying this ain't nothing new.
     
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    I do mirror peoples attitudes, yes. It sometimes has consequences.

    You might want to read my post again. Where exactly am I disagreeing with you?
     
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    Thank God Trump is building that Wall.
    We don't want your teens on THIS side of the border.
     
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    Japanese cartoons are mostly immature and scummy, to be fair.
     
  6. MasterJ360

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    theres nothing fair of it contributing to mass shootings in the US it shouldn't even be brought up in this discussion at all.
     
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    Why don't we blame the news which is one of the most violent TV stations?
     
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    One: Politicians are an idiots people who never played the video games and they might don't have time to watch tv and movies.

    Second: Games, TV, and Movies with violence "MIGHT" be bad influence, yes. However, it doesn't mean necessarily are true. Depends on individual's view. It can effect them. For me, I watched violence all my life and it doesn't mean anything to me. Just fiction and entertainment and no effect on me at all. Yes, I hate violence from games, tv, and movies but I like some of them depends on my taste. The war was one I hate because it was so real like reality. I won't watched it. Some others that are So fictions then I don't mind and doesn't influence me at all.

    I wish that politicians can just please shut up and mind their own business and just get lost.
     
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    Its more than politicians, its your average american idiot too.

    Media has always been blamed for violence....music, books, movies, games, etc....
     
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    Media has only further extended violence, but its been a thing even before technology took place. Politicians/Trump just want to use it as a scapegoat to finger point
    instead of going after parents or gun control itself. But in the recent mass shooting it was the Police fault for not taking the suspect's mother's phone call seriously which could have saved lives.
     
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    And to think that I used to believe South Park was just dark parody of things...
    I never thought it would actually come to that.



    Just change Canada to Video Games and we're set.
     
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    We cant only blame Trump/conservatives for this, democrats have also went after music/games very hard in the past.

    People in general refuse to accept that WE are the monsters and try to find a scapegoat for all the 'evil' that humans do.
     
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    People that have the power to control this must be blamed b/c they are doing absolutely nothing to help prevent this. Most guns are being sold illegally to these ill minded shooters. I read a post that Walmart actually stopped advertising violent games out on open floors, however they are still selling guns. We all can sit here and debate violent media can cause violence, but it doesn't put the guns in our hands.
     
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    I've heard the "video games cause violence in young people" argument before, but "anime causes violence in young people" is something I have never heard before.
    If anime was more mainstream in the United States, then perhaps such an argument would be made.
    The most funny thing is that some people bring up video games as a cause of violence, and at the same time let their kids play M-rated games, which quite literally say "MATURE 17+" on the front cover.
     
  15. WD_GASTER2

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    Mediums that are enjoyed by youth get blamed by politicians all the time. Nothing new. Though to be fair I only heard video games being blamed not weeb shows that exist.

    Actually in this ONE instance of current events we can. The republicans brought it up as a talking point after the latest tragedy, so since its a point they may be pushing towards a policy draft (assuming they are trying to do their job as lawmakers and not distract from the issues at hand) it can be open to criticism.
     
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    I mean you have to do that. Next thing to blame (and usually the real culprit here) is bad parenting. And Karens would never accept that. "There's something devilish in that electronic thing making my son do bad things for sure, it's not my inability to teach them to do good".
     
  17. WD_GASTER2

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    To be honest, I do think that would help a lot (maybe not solve the problem, but it would be part of the solution, even if just a small part)
    If parents were more active in these kids lives it might just make sure they dont end up going nuts.
     
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    To the OP, you forgot to include Trump and straight white men to the thread title. They get blamed for everything, also.

    While I do not think games are the blame for violence, in fact I believe they can be an outlet for anger in some cases, I do not think President Trump actually thinks that either. I would bet that whoever writes his speeches or edits them must have added that in as their own opinion.
     
  19. WD_GASTER2

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    So he repeated it without giving it much thought? I am sure the other republicans did so as well JLP.
    uh-mazing.
    (i know youre account is a parody, so take my reply as tongue in cheek)
     
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    Thoughts are from Satan. Trump doesn't listen to them as they are evil and he is not.

    When you are reading off a teleprompter, you can't always catch what you are reading and make changes on the fly. Refer back to the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
     
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