Sunday, April 27, 2008


Well still in Seattle but I guess now I'll try my hand at some societal commentary.

            Heidi and I have been sitting at a coffee shop called Bauhaus in Seattle. (Great place by the way) Anyways the people sitting behind us spent a fairly long time talking about various automatic weapons. They weren’t talking about hunting rifles or anything like that. They are talking about full on automatic implements of death.

It makes me wonder.

I understand the rational behind the ownership of such weapons. Many many people that won these kinds of weapons are just average people. They would never use these weapons to hurt much less kill another human being.

But still.

Later. I was reading Google news. Grand Theft Auto IV comes out on April 29th. Here is a game that exemplifies the violence that is inherent in weapons of all kind. I don’t subscribe to the belief that video games are solely responsible for violence in young adults. But I believe it is related.

I’ve played GTA. I don’t know which one I played. But it is addictive no doubt about it. When I was younger I would spend literally hours playing that game, often late into the night. While I would like to think that I have matured past that puerile level of violence I don’t think that is the case. I’m just not in situations where that game is present. If I was I would probably play it.

Why is this? I’m a civilized dude. Right? I hate violence. I’ve been in only one fight my whole life and that was mostly just a joke. But there’s something about violence that attracts us humans. Maybe more specifically us human males. It’s in our genetics. Or maybe it’s just in our society. I don’t know.

Anyways just going to bed now. Seattle has been great. Very glad I’m here hope to come back soon.

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