Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Video Games: Desensitizing Tomorrow's Killing Machines

With improving technology and human actors, video wargame images are looking ever more realistic, depicting combat in all its gory detail -- but minus the actual pain.

Video games are also addictive.

What better way to desensitize children into becoming tomorrow's lean, mean, killing machines?

Get them "hooked" on the high of fighting virtual battles, without any consequences -- until, of course, they grow up, go to a real war, and lose two or three limbs...)

It's called "militainment" -- and now there's a documentary that exposes this unsettling phenomenon. Read Returning Fire: Docu Examines How Video Game 'Militainment' Promotes War in the Hollywood Investigator.

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