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RE: Culture: A Bit Late…

Sorry about the delay Radicals, I’ve had a crushing bout of writer’s block since last Wednesday which has been incredibly hard to shake.  Not fun.

Thankfully, however, my friend @Geron0004 broke me out of my rut by posting this awesome video about culture, video gamers and gun control from @xRazorFistx, check it out! (Watch out, language.) [Like a LOT of language]

The Rageholic’s video hit me pretty hard because I, like the liberal gamers he destroys, ALSO chewed out Wayne LaPierre for his stupid statement blaming video games for “sowing violence” in America following the Newtown Shooting last December.  I was truly pissed off about the situation; I mean, the NRA is supposed to be on  MY side for crying out loud!  Why are they using their soapbox to demonize video games & gamers in the same way that guns and gun owners get demonized?  Surely they
should understand that if guns don’t kill people, neither do video games, right?  The fact that there was no retraction from the NRA has had me on the warpath against them for months.

The only trouble with that is that they aren’t my real enemy.

Yes, I’ve been so focused on damning the incompetent Wayne LaPierre, I completely missed it when Dianne “Finger On The Trigger” Feinstein stated early last month that “If Sandy Hook doesn’t do it, if the knowledge of these video games this young man played doesn’t, then maybe we have to proceed, but that is in the future.” …What?!  Proceed how?  Does she intend  to have the federal government argue Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association Round 2?  Speaking of which, that’s the case where Justice Scalia dropped this bombshell:

“Like the protected books, plays, and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas — and even social messages — through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot, and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world).  That suffices to confer First Amendment protection.”

 

Ahhhh, Justice Scalia.  That guy kicks ass, and so does that quote.  In fact, that quote might be the single best tool we conservatives have to get a video gamer to pay attention to us.  And hey, with Senator Feinstein out and about making the kind of comments she made, there is a serious window for us to go out there and
try to change minds in the gaming community!

Of course, had I been a bit more vigilant in keeping track of the people who actually ARE out to get me, instead of just excoriating the guys on my team who played the blame game and took the easy way out, maybe I wouldn’t have squandered a month’s worth of political advantage….

Oh well, lesson learned.

Cya Tuesday.

NJl

*They’re BLOCK REMOVERS.

Shut up, I thought it was funny.

[Don’t actually shut up.]