Sunday, March 24, 2013

Video Games - The New Life Destroyer

I can proudly say that I've never played a video game in my life - well, other than a couple times with my son when he was little. I hated them from the very start. Well, here lately, I've been in close proximity to a couple whose lives are all but destroyed by their addiction to video games. Yes, an addiction is a choice, and any person who partakes in such mindless nonsense is wholly and completely responsible for whatever consequences may follow; but, video games, by design are destructive, same as with cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol. The parasites who put this stuff out there have found that hooking people in when they're young is a very effective tool in selling their mind numbing but multi billion dollar profiting crap. As for the couple, they have spent countless hours, and countless dollars, sitting in front of their respective computers, eyes bugged out, cussing, damning, and stressing, but continuing the addiction. This couple has been together about a year, and appeared to be very happy up until a couple of months ago. They had some money saved up, the man of the house had the idea that he wanted to pursue a writing career, as well as offering web building services. Well, all the money is gone, and the relationship is about overwith. To add insult to injury, the man has a career right in front of him, with no obstacles other than his addiction, all he has to do is do it, but well, 8 - 10 hours a day playing this ridiculous video game has prevented him from doing much of anything. More insult and more injury - there is a newborn baby involved, which has added to the couple's stress, but nevertheless, their addiction has all but completely destroyed their relationship, and their lives, and who knows what the baby's life will be like. The man of the house may end up homeless, and the girl looks to be moving back home with mom.

Part of a certain collection of precepts contains the following statement (paraphrasing): "Control their money, give them cheap entertainment, and you will own them for the duration of their lives". Any addict, whether it be to cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, gambling, or whatever else, is lawful prey to such ruthless parasites. Yes, capitalism is a great thing, and seems to be working just fine - says me (that's "I" for the grammarians and smartasses), as I watch my country and the world crumble right before my very eyes.
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