It is a shame that video game players are very poorly looked upon by much of society, especially by the cults and governments. That has happened, not just in the United States. It has happened internationally. They should stop blaming video games for society's problems. I am getting tired of the media, religious cults, and state attacking the video game community. The video game community has been treated worse than television and motion picture community.
Video games have been used as a scapegoat for acting out violent or heinous crimes, insubordination (or difficulty obeying authorities), difficulty treating peers properly, and academic failure. It is feminism and other extreme political correctness that cause these ills, not video games. Anyone who supports or teaches the belief that violent video games desensitize an otherwise normal, sane-minded person into a violent criminal does not earn my respect, regardless of whether he or she has a title that demands respect.
Video game players are very good and compassionate people, despite the common ecclesiastical (or religious) and governmental (or political) criticism. They are not mindless idiots as the mainstream news media and the church and state think we are. I want to be a hero of the video game community. I am wholly and internationally against religious and governmental restriction and regulation of video games, for such restriction is religious and political nonsense. I am against church-sanctioned and government-sanctioned rating systems. Any desensitization to evil things has to do with incompetency, psychological conflict, and lack of training, not the content of the video games. Any religious organization that restricts video games is either a cult or a totalitarian religious organization (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses and Church of Scientology).
I left Jehovah's Witnesses fundamentally because of their stance on video games, and for influencing me to have misogynous (or anti-female) tendencies. I am rebuilding my life and have conquered misogyny. Theologically, Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult of Christianity and a totalitarian religious organization. Their actually false teachings do not really represent Biblical teachings. Not only I would leave my parents' home, I will also be willing to liberate gamers who are children of Jehovah's Witnesses but do not want to share that religious organization from their parent's home and construct new homes for them.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe that their religious organization is "the only true Christian organization." But it is a cult of Christianity, for they claim that their ideas are from God, but they are from the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society. Charles Taze Russell was exposed to the teachings of William Miller. The teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses are based on the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Mennonite Church. Their video game teachings originated from Jack Chick. Jehovah's Witnesses claim to question or counter other religions. The Witnesses' stance on video gaming is far beyond the ESRB, and it is a plague to video game community and its industry.
I disapprove of censorship based on religion and/or political correctness. Any parents whose restrictions are based on the teachings of totalitarian religious organizations or political correctness are enemies of the video game community. Any politician, such as Joseph Isadore Lieberman, who is bent on restricting or regulating video games and those who favorite that stance on video gaming is also an enemy of the video game community.
Those who play video games do so to relax, and stray away from being accused of a crime. Gamers are better people than nongamers. Ex-gamers who gave up games for religion or to support the Liebermanites are traitors against the video game community. If I were to believe in romantic love, I would marry a younger woman who is also a Final Fantasy fan, but not an angry feminist or Jehovah's Witness (a member of my former religion). Older women are usually nongamers. It is not recommended for gamers to marry nongamers. Gamers must not vote for Lieberman or marry anyone who voted for Lieberman. Real gamers do not vote for Lieberman or practice religious organizations that restrict video games. I love the video game community, and I do not want any gamers to face restriction on video games.
Restricting or illegalizing video games, especially by means of outlawing the hobby, and whether entirely or content-wise, is evil, undemocratic, and totalitarian. It is also a violation of the First Amendment of U.S. Constitution. It does not only hurt the video game community and its industry, but it also hurts the economy and leads to unemployment and oppression. Such illegalization turns a democratic country into a brutal dictatorship. It may also destroy the video game community and tarnish the image of the video game industry and the economy.
Banning video games entirely or just because they contain violence, occultism, profanity, or whatever else is controversial, is not the answer, and it is unconstitutional. Such banning is Lieberman's idea. A professor at Nihon University in Japan indicated video gaming increases alpha brain wave activity, which lets gamers get more focused even outside gaming. A similar study indicates that school students who play video games at night or after doing homework, chores, or whatever their parents or guardians require them to do for the day tend to have more associates and make better grades than their nongaming counterparts at a similar grade point ratio.
We are on the side of the video game proponents. Those who oppose the video game community are on the side of the video game barbarians. Wikipedia.com is neutral in the video game controversy. 2002 is the worst year, not only for me, but also for the video game community.
Playing video games does not only keep us away from trouble, it can also keep a our minds off of the deaths of our loved ones. I am an accidentally hardcore gamer, because I was under intense social denial back in my school age. I play Final Fantasy games or listen to Final Fantasy music itself to heal or empower my emotions, and to make me happy. I gave up my parents' religion, Jehovah's Witnesses, for video games (specifically RPGs). Their religious organization is a cult of Christianity. Its founder Charles Taze Russell was exposed to the teachings of William Miller and borrowed the teachings of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I also gave up that religious organization to become a hero of the video game community, and I want to support the video game community internationally. I do not want you fellow gamers join that religious organization either, because of their stance on video gaming is too restrictive, robbing of enjoyment of video gaming. I would rather to be a hardcore gamer than to have a romantic relationship with an angry feminist.
We shall see to it that the war of the video game controversy will be won by the video game community. The religious and political enemies of the video game community will one day meet their demise. The video game community shall be in peace and relaxation, without any Liebermanite or fundamentalist interference. A New Liebermanite or New Fundamentalist movement will be strictly forbidden. The hardcore gamers will be well understood. The Greek Law 3037/002 will be repealed, or else the Greek Parliament will face conquest. Video gaming will one day be a cultural phenomenon in almost every country as it is in Japan, and the video game market will expand. Localization will be beefed up.
Those totalitarian religious organizations, such as Jehovah's Witnesses and Church of Scientology, claim that video games cause violation, witchcraft, and degradation of youth, but that is their problem, and it is not so. Those religious organizations are extremist cults. They were exposed to the video game teachings of Jack Chick. So you must not convert to a totalitarian religious organization. Their stance on video gaming is too restrictive and set in detail. They will rob you of video gaming.
I have the Greek Parliament to keep an eye on through the Internet, but I live in the United States. I want to help the Greek gaming community, and march against that Greek Law 3037, which entirely banned electronic gaming. I was shocked that the Greek Parliament has betrayed the video game community with that law. Such law is unconstitutional, and if it lasts too long, it will turn Greece into a brutal dictatorship. Greece was ruled by a brutal dictatorship long ago, and it may happen with Greece again. The Greek video game community has been undergoing hardship with the Greek Parliament since law 3037, enacted in 2002. The hardship is horrible, not only for the Greek video game community, but also the video game community worldwide. We do not want the video game community in any country to suffer oppression, especially electronic game ban. I certainly do not tolerate electronic game bans. Let us save the Greek video game community, guaranteeing them the liberty to play video games. The Greek Parliament will suffer the consequences of enacting law 3037. Warfare would be the last resort. I support the video game community internationally. The Greek electronic game situation is a lesson against electronic game ban. Greece may suffer oppression and economic collapse, and Greek Law 3037 will degenerate into a brutal dictatorship and shedding of the blood of gamers if it does not get repealed, and the Greek Parliament may worsen its detriment against the Greek video game community and face warfare that way. If the Greek Parliament continues to oppress gamers, that regime shall face military invasion.
Video games have recently surpassed motion pictures in popularity, but it is unknown whether they can surpass television in popularity. Video games and the Internet will remain equally popular, for gamers need Internet access to communicate with each other and keep up with the news. Video games will one day replace motion pictures and become as much of a cultural phenomenon in North America and Europe as it is in Japan, and they will sport lush, realistic, true 3D graphics and nicely arranged or orchestrated audio. Video game OSTs from Japan will have their linear notes translated from Japanese to English and come to North America. I am sure RPGs will one day be the dominant video game genre. RPGs are the greater video games, while non-RPGs are the lesser video games. Because classic games are legends, let them be remade for a new audience, but port the original versions also. One day, the oppressive nongamer government will be overthrown, and the video game community will rule the United States, and ultimately the world. The heroes of the video game community will be remembered if any of them die. Let us fight those public video game criticisms and then enjoy those video games to our hearts content until the discs wear out. I would buy many video games myself, for I will rise from a casual gamer to a superhardcore gamer.
We shall rise up against all religious and political video game restriction, criticism, scrutiny, and regulation. We will stop being blinded by religious or political criticism and controversy again and enjoy many video games to our hearts' content until the discs wear out. The video game market will expand as time goes by. We must not judge a video game before playing it. We must give that video game an opportunity for a valid opinion from us. One day, it will be evident that gamers are good and passionate people. Video game criticism will one day be no more, and the Liebermanites will be no more. We should buy video games in order to love and support the video game industry. The video game market should expand to bring about more opportunity to buy video games. I recommend that Game Stops store should open in smaller cities and towns as well as large cities. Square Enix takes care of me and cheers me up with Final Fantasy. I love buying their games for I love Square Enix.
We are getting tired of those video game censors, which include the media-restrictive religious sects and certain politicians, standing in our way and making stereotypes of the gamers. We must march to speak out against gamer criticism.
Much of the creation of stereotypes of gamers is the work of a censor organization called Parents and Grandparents Alliance, Inc., a division of Accuracy in Media. That organization is run by Pat Boone. They are out to drive the youth into a state of eternal tedium (or boredom), not "make the world a better place for the youth." They claim "TV, pop music, movies, and video games are causing children to do sex, violence, drug abuse, and suicide!" They claim that the media industries, including the video game and motion picture industrs, are "guilty of a monstrous evil." They claim that it is the truth. A sample of such argument from that evil censorship organization can be found at this Disinfopedia article. This version did not mention video games, but it is a possible indirect reference to them. I was shocked at recent local newspaper advertisement last Saturday. It is closely similar to a sample like at what I liked aforementionedly, except that they included video games. They were telling lies about the media communities, including us the video game community. We must defend our freedom of expression and protect the video game industry against threats of government and religious censorship.
Those advertisements from Parents and Grandparents Alliance, Inc., have been disseminated in newspapers in July 2001, January 2004, and April 2004. I am well aware of such advertisements from them, and you should be aware of that. Those advertisements are controversial, and agreeing with them is not the way of a gamer. They are horrible and offensive to the media community. They have been castigating the media communities (especially the video game and motion picture communities) by using extreme negative adjectives, probably in a sense to deceive the government. That organization has been accused of campaigning to promote censorship. They are out to suppress everything that is fun and cheering up. Parents and Grandparents Alliance, Inc. must be stopped. They are a group of video game censors. Video game censors are bad and ruthless people, and they, including the Parents and Grandparents Alliance should be punished for their attacks against the video game community. Pat Boone and Joseph Lieberman are evil censors.
Also, as I said before, my parents' religion, Jehovah's Witnesses, is theologically a dangerous and demeaning cult, and a totalitarian religious organization. They are opposed to everything that is fun. Their founder Charles Taze Russell was influenced by the teachings of William Miller and borrowed teachings from the Seventh Day Adventist Church. They believe that those who think that the entertainment does not both them are "deceiving themselves with false reasoning." Is that true, or are they just calling that true? They like to criticize the opponents of censorship and support the censors. Jehovah's Witnesses are obviously too restrictive and defamatory. Joining that religious organization is not the way of a gamer, nor is supporting Pat Boone or Joseph Lieberman, or the other video game censors, or siding with the Parents and Grandparents Alliance. Therefore, disagreeing with me on this thread is not the way of a gamer. Video games have nothing to do with the Columbine High School massacre or the Virginia Tech massacre. Seong-Hui Cho was hardly a gamer.
Patricia Vance, the president of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, is no stranger to the business end of the rod of the empire of video game censorship. She said that the mainstream news media is choosing facts about electronic gaming in order to show the electronic gaming industry in a negative perspective. Only a small percentage of recently released electronic games are ESRB-rated M for Mature, but that is the type of electronic games the mainstream media, the church, and the state always show when they want to drive home any point about electronic games. Electronic games that are ESRB-rated M for Mature have evidently dominated mainstream media coverage on electronic gaming. Although there is no shortage of electronic gaming coverage, whatever coverage is out there, outside of enthusiast coverage, the news media disproportionately focuses on certain types of electronic games or on partial information that does absolutely no justice to the interactive entertainment industry.Interactive entertainment, which includes computer and video games, has been subject to more regulation, censorship, and scrutiny than visual entertainment, which includes motion pictures and television programs, especially in the
Destructive political correctness, which is what this blog is mainly aimed against, is a threat to the video game industry. I disapprove of video game censorship or criticism on the basis of religious doctrines or false tenets of political correctness.
Video games are analogous to rock and roll. In the 1950’s, like electronic games today, rock and roll was a new work of art that was condemned for promoting aggressive behavior, thoughts, and affect among young people. Some rock and roll records were banned from the radio, and others had been censored. Politicians called for legislation against the reception of offending rock and roll records by post. But now, the Babyboomer generation who accepted rock and roll has grown up, and rock and roll has been considered a legitimate work of art. The same will go for electronic gaming by the 2030s.Most gamers (at least those I know) are good people and are very nice. The reason why this thread is entitled "Gamers are good people" is that it was influenced by an archived thread at FFLegend.com. Letting a video game experience decide what kind of person you will be is stupid and nonsensical. The video game players shall strike back against gamer criticism. Those stereotypes of video game players are so false, futile, useless, and evil. Any religious sect, including Jehovah's Witnesses, that restricts video games is theologically an authoritarian cult of Christianity, and here is a Web page about the strange beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses. We gamers will soon march and voice out against gamer criticism. Video game censors are evil people, and they shall be punished for the damage they did with the video game community.