@ubisoft Video Game @splintercell Lets You Torture Gitmo Prisoners For Fun!

Did you ever notice that when Americans talk about torture they are always in the power position?  They always see themselves as the person deciding whether or not to torture someone? They never put themselves in the shoes of the person being tortured. They never consider that they might be wrongfully held and tortured. – Interrobang, writer, Canadian, brilliant friend

I’ve played violent video games. I’d killed billions of pixels (most look like monsters, but not all). I’ve watched violent movies and TV. I’ve seen thousands of simulated murders. I don’t think playing the games or watching the movies makes me more apt to pick up a gun and go on a shooting spree. (I can’t speak for everyone though, considering this: 8-Year-Old Shot and Killed Caregiver After Playing Grand Theft Auto. I wonder what games or shows other kids were playing or watching before they shot people? What if they were playing Super Mario Bros or watching Barney?)

I’ve also seen torture used in TV and movies. Remember 24? Kiefer Sutherland was always saying, “There is no time!” and “We have no other choice!” Torture was a convenient shortcut to the next plot point. The people tortured were bad, Kiefer was good. Torture . . . → Read More: @ubisoft Video Game @splintercell Lets You Torture Gitmo Prisoners For Fun!