The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
- La Rochefoucauld, French Classical Writer (1613-1680)
Consider this fact:
It is estimated that by the time an average child leaves elementary school, he or she will have witnessed 8,000 murders and over 100,000 other acts of violence. By the time that child is 18 years-of-age; he or she will witness 200,000 acts of violence, including 40,000 murders.
source:Parents Television Council
Think about that, by the age of 12, the average American child has witnessed 8,000 acts of murder on television alone.
Even if you were some sort of diabolical dictator whose goal was desensitize your entire nation towards murder and the killing of your fellow human beings, you could not even plan a much more effective program of brainwashing and desensitizing your nation’s children than this.
That’s what Hollywood brings us: 8,000 murders witnessed by the average 12-year-old child. That doesn’t even include the movies America’s children are watching away from the television.
So when some jackass like Jim Carrey tweets this:
‘Cold Dead Hand’ is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids.Sorry if you’re offended… say.ly/jtu5rar
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 24, 2013
and then posts a song less funny than his latest box office bomb, a song that portrays anyone who supports the Second Amendment as a bunch of dumb redneck yokels, it’s really disgusting to see just how detached from reality these Hollywood-types become, living in their mansions with armed bodyguards and surrounding themselves with like-minded limousine liberals. Not only are you completely out of touch, but you’re insulting half the people who bought tickets to your crappy movies and made you half of all those millions in your bank account. Nice career move.
First off, you’re a Canadian, so shut your Canadian pie-hole and stop making bigoted portrayals of the good people of the Red States and Red State-minded Americans everywhere.
Second off, if you think you’re smarter than America’s founding fathers, you’re even more of an idiot than the characters you portray on movie screens.
Most importantly however, if you, in your Canadian wisdom, want to go attacking America and it’s Constitution, why don’t we start at the top of the list, with the First Amendment.
For the mental defectives who go off on killing sprees, where do you think they got that idea? Who do you think planted that seed in their feeble little brains? Do you think having witnessed 8,000 murders on TV by the age of 12 might have helped soak their spongy little brains?
How bad is Hollywood’s glorification of violence? Consider the fact that, in one of the sickest ironies of all time, the audience in Aurora watched a trailer of the movie Gangster Squad showing a scene where the gangsters gunned down an audience in a movie theater, just before they got gunned down themselves.
You want to portray gun violence as a bunch of rednecks clinging to their guns? Look at Chicago, you ignorant fool. Toughest gun laws in the nation and yet every month there’s a death toll higher than any of the yearly handful of spree shootings in America. Do you really think the gangsters do anything other than laugh at your attempts to strip law-abiding citizens of their right to bear arms?
You want to do something that could have a real effect on gun violence in America, stop trying to grab guns from law-abiding citizens and take a look at the blood you and the culture of Hollywood have on your own hands.