In the current debate around gun control in the United States, video games have somehow managed to be called up as the bad guy by a variety of people who perhaps like guns just a little too much, but political activist, author and failed Presidential candidate Ralph Nader has gone a step further and literally referred to video games as “electronic child molesters”.
Speaking at the annual Busboys and Poets Peace Ball, Nader used his speech to attack President Obama’s inauguration and then to launch a blistering tirade against violence in entertainment.
“We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment],” Nader claimed. “Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented. I’m not saying he (Obama) wants to censor this, I think he should sensitize people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters.”
I was going to close out with something witty, but what can you say? Let’s just all sit here and look a little bit terrified. I know that’s what I’ll be doing.