So, I'm watching the news and they have a story about how a new video game is supposed to be released this week with the subject matter being the latest trend, school shootings. From my understanding there are two choices in which you can participate in this derelictic idea. You can either be the person going into the school and killing your classmates, or be part of the swat team that rushes the building. REALLY? As you would imagine, there are quiet a few protest to stop the launch of this so-called-game, and I hope they prove true. I tell you, there are some things in this world that just blow me away, and the bottom line is, it's all for the sake of money. Why can't this techno-generation create videos that aren't violent, that don't show children how to kill, fight, buy a whore. How about a video showing how to plant flowers, or make a bed. How about the happy home-maker video where you can learn how to cook, clean, be a hygiene conscious human being? Or, how about a video to help people be more compassionate, maybe going to a nursing home and volunteering. Or create a game about Homes for Humanity and how to build one. Put a hammer in these kids hands with a positive purpose, and not a gun, where eventually, if their chemical make-up is just right, will watch a violent video, and act on it's contents. For anyone who cares, killing is not cool! Neither is making games about it, whether it be a war simulation, or a school massacre, it's not right. And as long as we allow these delinquents to produce these social crippling games, I truly believe things will not get better! Think about it!
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Mary Maurice wrote her first poem when she was in the ninth grade, and hasn't stopped writing since. Catching the fire at an early age, she continues to dedicate her time to the craft.