Hard on the heels of Jesse Jackson praying with the Schindlers (Terri Schiavo’s parents), comes “word that Senator Hillary Clinton has joined right wing advocates in decrying the gaming industry as a paragon of loose morals and corrupting influences. From the article: “Children are playing a game that encourages them to have sex with prostitutes and then murder them…This is a silent epidemic of media desensitisation that teaches kids it’s OK to diss people because they are a woman, they’re a different colour or they’re from a different place.”
So the game isn’t exactly savory. But censorship poses its own historically well-established set of problems, and the harms posed by this game are assumed, not proven. With the most scarily secretive presidential administration in history, we need to work on opening society, not clamping down on it.