In the space of 24 hours, parties unknown have blown up the capital city of the country I grew up in, then to end
the day, someone was murdered outside my apartment building. So perhaps I'm more than a little off kilter today.
This may go some way to explaining why, when some politician, growing fat on taxpayers money, starts harping on about the evil that is GTA: San Andreas, in light of recent events, I find it hard to take it seriously. According to this blowhard, Leland Yee, the ESRB "has failed our parents". Well, no, the PARENTS have failed their children, but anyway, he goes on about how the ratings are flawed, and the industry isn't looking out for our childrens best interests. Wow! Guess I must have missed the meeting where the industry agreed to do what some parents can't be bothered to do! Sounds like I missed a big one!
There's a big fat M on the San Andreas box which means it's rated "M" for MATURE. Why is there never any politician going on about the movies? Because they know damn well that politicians don't get as much airtime if they're blathering about the latest Hollywood blockbuster, but games are the evil du jour right now, so any sleazebag politician can hitch his red wagon to the back of the train, and get a few column inches that make Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel go "He really cares for us. He's trying to protect us from those evil video games. I'll put my X in his box."
Chaos has run amok. Evil goes on every day. But at least I can sleep, safe in the knowledge that idiots like Leland Yee are doing their best to protect our children from little shiny disks.
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