Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mass Media – Being Ignorant in the Face of the Obvious

Captain Obvious couldn’t spell it better than a Rockstar Employee in this article:

Our games are not designed for young people. If you’re a parent and buy one of our games for your child you’re a terrible parent. We design games for adults because we’re adults.

Yeah, after all, it is the fault of parents who seem to be to ignorant or uneducated to understand, that a game named “Grand Theft Auto” might not be for a six year old boy/girl. It is like you would give your child a movie as a present with the movie being Slasher – The Return. What do you actually expect this movie/game to be like? A child-friendly goody-goody movie?!

It says something about the state of the world and our infantilization that questions like this aren’t answered by the media or the parents, but instead laid to the feet of a supposedly strong state. I am really asking myself, where all the imbeciles come from. Is there some natural veil of ignorance that separates common sense people and sheeple?

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