There's an age old saying "Karma's a Bitch" and never before have I seen it in such force.
The most recent instance of Karma taking it's toll on a human being is the news about Former US State Senator Leland Yee getting jailed for racketeering and gun smuggling. For those of you who don't know Yee is a strong oppressor of video games claiming that the violence in the majority of games is the leading cause of violence in schools and society as a whole. Stating that we must protect the rights of the parents and our children from the poison that is video game culture. Yee is also the one responsible for pushing the Video Game Violence Law all the way up to the supreme court back in 2005, in an attempt to ban violent video games being sold in California. It's funny how everything comes full circle to bite you in the ass someday.
Well if that wasn't enough to get you pissed off, the mere fact for the reasons he's being jailed for up to 5 years in prison should be more than enough because, what a freaking hypocrite, and I should know, I'm a self proclaimed hypocrite. I personally think 5 years isn't enough for this piece of political scum but then again, I've never agreed with the way we deal out justice in this country. People who smoke and sell the least harmful "drug" in this country, Marijuana, get jailed for 10 years while pieces of crap like this that bring guns into our country and cheat their way to the top of the leaderboards (see what I did there) only get 5. Fair? If it were up to me I would jail this man for life and put a muzzle on his face so he can never open his fat greedy mouth again.
Video games have never been linked to violence, they will never be linked to violence and people need to calm down. At the end of the day, like always, it comes down to the responsibility of the parents. If they feel as though buying their 9 year old Grand Theft Auto 5 is a good thing to do, that's on them. It is also up to them to make sure that, that 9 year old understands the difference between fantasy and real life. Stop making excuses for everyone who comes along and F$%ks things up and blaming a medium that has no greater or less an impact on society as movies, music or books. In fact more people have been killed in the name of the God and the Bible than something like "Oh well we saw it in Grand Theft Auto and thought it was okay". A BOOK, made people kill other people all for the sake of religion. When was the last time you heard someone doing that over a video game? That's what I thought.
Enjoy your time in jail "Senator" Yee, I hope you rot in that cell before you even get a chance to think about what you've done.