Friday, October 21, 2005

I HATE Jack Thompson

It's been awhile since I posted anything of any relevance (but come ON... that red button thing was funny!), but in the past couple of days I've been watching Jack Thompson's continued descent into madness, and with much amusement...

Jack "Ass" Thompson (as I like to call him) has a goal. As a matter of fact, it's a very admirable and important goal: he wants to make sure that inappropriate (violence, sex, etc...) games stay out of the hands of children. Unfortunately, for Jack, he appears unable to see the REAL problem, and instead chooses to attack the industry and it's audience. My guess is because that's where the money is best for him ... but that's a different subject altogether.

Let me make this one point abundantly clear, then I'll continue with the story... The SOLE responsibility for keeping inappropriate material from the CHILDREN is the PARENTS. It's not YOUR job Jack, nor is it the GAMING INDUSTRY, RETAIL STORES, or even the GOVERNMENT's job. I can't believe that this has to be explained to anyone...

If you bothered to click on the Wikipedia link to Jackass's information, you'll see that he's been masquerading as champion of decency for many years. He was an amicus curiae (friend of the court) for the case against "2 Live Crew" which ruled their album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" obscene, and resulted in the arrest of several of the band members, and several retail stores for selling the album. A couple years later this ruling was overturned by a Court of Appeals, and was upheld by the Supreme Court.

Since then, Jack has turned his attention on computer and console games, calling them "murder simulators". He's very good at using Lawyer-speak to twist (and omit) the facts to make his case.

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