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Re: militainment industry complex

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On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:45:04 -0700, §nühw¤£f wrote:

> Ive long thought that if there *wern't* these violent
> military-agrandizing video games around, the pentuhgone would have a
> much harder time finding dupes, er, troops to fight in Uhmurikuhs
> multiple battlefields.

My teenage lad has a lot of military X-Box games which he plays all the
time- the whole COD series for example. Many of his mates play the same
games. He's very friendly with his older cousin, a 25-year-old soldier
who has been to a few of the world's hot spots. I suggested when he left
school that he might join the army to gain qualifications in his chosen
specialist subject- electrical and mechanical engineering (his cousin is
in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: <

He didn't fancy the idea, and instead opted to go to college to study the
subject. I don't know of any of his circle of friends who chose to join
the armed forces either.

My point is that I don't think these games have as strong an effect on
young minds as might be suggested, although I must admit that it may be a
factor in some cases.

"En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme,
no hace mucho tiempo que viv*a un hidalgo de los de lanza en
astillero, adarga antigua, roc*n flaco y galgo corredor."
-Cervantes, 'Don Quixote'
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