Friday, December 30, 2016

Teach Your Children

Please compare these two real life scenarios:

(1) The Islamic State released a grisly new video today showing child jihadists hunting down bound "apostates" in a live-fire training exercise.

The half-hour-long production, from ISIS headquarters in Raqqa, shows child jihadists -- boys about 9 to 12 years old -- crawling through brush carrying rifles and snipping through a barbed-wire fence toward a training compound with one-story buildings and dummies as targets.

You can read the rest @

(2) Video games give kids [in the US] the chance explore new worlds as heroes, sports stars, game designers -- or anyone, really. And thanks to today's consoles, it's easier than ever to leap into titles that are more realistic than ever. But as developers seek to provide super-immersive experiences with vibrant HD detail, lifelike sound, and virtual reality, the realism can come at a cost: namely, violent and disturbing content.

Here are some examples of that content:

Players kill enemies using knives, poison, and a variety of guns and can strangle targets with garrotes (iron collars).

You use weapons to damage or destroy rival cars and run over pedestrians -- including nuns, the disabled, and animals -- to earn points.

Players get 20 minutes to scavenge for resources, make weapons, and create traps and land mines to kill opponents -- who shed graphic amounts of blood and gore when attacked.

You can read the rest @

The only difference I see between the two scenarios is that the ISIS kids shoot real guns, while our kids shoot virtual guns.

Do you think that's enough of a difference to help our kids grow up to be "better" people than their kids? I don't.

Wake up, people.

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