Monday, July 25, 2005

You Can Shoot The Bitch, Just Don't Have Sex with Her

I am fascinated by America's fascination with sex, or is it America's fascination with being against sex.

The newest installment in the "America Hates Sex" reality series involves "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a video game.

This series of video games has become more and more violent as new versions have been released. Players are required to kill law enforcement officials, steal cars, slaughter families and women. It is one of the most violent games available to children.

I do think it's sort of odd that Americans, even suburban isolationists pretending to be so moral about everything, consider Grand Theft Auto acceptable entertainment.

America is the perfect home for consumer-level violence: guns from K-Mart, expensive video game consoles, and murderous game cartridges for angry white people who never interact with each other. America is the perfect place for virtual reality: a magic place where you can slaughter a young family and take their car to get to the next level.

What freaks me out, is that the people who think it's OK to sell children games of murder and theft are shocked and appalled that the same video game includes a sex scene!

It's OK for the game to be sold to children as long as they are only exposed to killing; but, if they are going to be exposed to sex then it has to be removed from the shelves.

Personally, I was exposed to a lot of violence and sex on the streets of Roxbury, Massachusetts, in the 1960s. I saw some freaky stuff as a kid. My recollection is this: I was more freaked-out by seeing young men stabbed and beaten than I was by the sight of a penis or a vagina. Why are people so shocked and appalled about sex and not violence?

The movement of the shocked and appalled is led by the current reigning queen of suburbia and all that is suburban: Senator Hillary "What the Fuck do I do Next" Clinton.

I understand Mrs. Clinton's obsession with other people's sex lives. Most suburban housewives (whether or not they have careers) rarely have their husband's extra-marital blowjobs splashed across the media. For years. And years. And years. So, Mrs. Clinton's resentment against sex is almost understandable.

What I don't get is how this suburban mother can get all hotted-up about virtual sex in a video game that requires the player to virtually slaughter innocent bystanders and cops, to win.

Isn't she as appalled by the violence as she is about the sex?

I think not.

I think people like Clinton, and her old pal, Mrs. Tipper "I Got Decency" Gore have skewed ideas about guns because they are part of their everyday life. Most suburbanites keep guns in their homes. Sex, being outside the ken of The Senator, must freak her out, so her and her suburban mommy friends must oppose any expressions of sex. Expressions of sex in art, or music, or entertainment must be suppressed. They simply can't have it, and I assume it's because they ain't gettin' any! But, somehow, guns are OK and people being shot with guns is normal and appropriate for kids.

I think Senator Clinton is a good senator. I think she's a fucking fruit-loop when it comes to sex. But, given the options, even in the state of New York, I might as well keep voting for the lady with the whacko sexual morals than one of the corporate fundamentalists who plan to turn-over the rest of our once-great nation to the highest bidder.

But, back to the video game. Why is it OK that the game is all about slaughtering innocent bystanders, but not OK that someone gets laid in the same game?

What the fuck kind of morals are being dispensed in America?

Get real! Wake-up!



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1 comment:

Mark Rabinowitz said...

Actually, there were a lot of complaints about the game's violent content as well but I think a large part of the reason the outcry came out about this game now, was that the sexual content was hidden. You need a "cheat" to get to it.

There are plenty of games with "adult" sexual themes and are all labeled as such and don't get protested, just like this violent and disgusting excuse for a video "game" was labeled for its violence.

I agree with your core point, however. The violence vs. sex hypocrisy is growing day by day.