I just watched a video review of the game God of War 3 by the talentless hack The Irate Gamer. I watch him just so I can get annoyed by him, because that’s fun too. But this post isn’t mainly about him, although he thoroughly sucks. No, it’s about something he said in the review. It reflects on the entire entertainment industry in the US. Here’s a quote:
“now let me preface by saying that this game is NOT intended for kids since it includes harsh language, nudity and a scene of Kratos getting it on with goddess Aphrodite”
It’s not for kids because of harsh language and sexuality. Not once does he mention the gruesome violence and ubiquitous blood being bad for kids. That’s something I will NEVER understand about the Yankee entertainment industry. Over here in Europe we put a stamp of age restriction on something if it has explicit violence. Nudity? Hell no! Why? BECAUSE THE HUMAN BODY ISN’T DANGEROUS! The naked human body is just about the most natural thing in the world for us humans, so why would seeing it hurt kids? It’s ridiculous. But it’s ooooookay to show Kratos ripping limbs off of bodies and whatnot. Yeah, that’s the most natural thing in the world.
Just another reason why the US is considered generally stupid by us Europeans.
Yes, of course. Elected Democrats held a rally in New York, calling for the “terrorists” who organized the Ship to Gaza flotilla to be banned from the US so they can’t get into the country. They want visas to be denied and all that jazz. I love how they call aid workers terrorists and how a humanitarian aid effort is somehow a terrorist action. Goddamn idiots.
This morning, Israel attacked an aid convoy on international waters. They boarded the convoy using helicopters and warships and when they met resistance, they killed 19 civilian people and injured upwards to 60 others. On international waters. The way I see it, in this case Israel is no better than the modern day pirates on the coast of Africa. They have once again stepped over the line and decided that they are above international laws, regulations and human rights. For the umpteenth time. It’s tiresome to see them get away with it over and over just because they have the United States of America at their heel at each and every turn. As an American, I would feel ashamed that my government is aiding a terrorist nation. Pathetic.
I’ve read through the reports in the Swedish press as well as the ones from CNN and Al-Jazeera. It’s interesting and a bit scary to see the differences in reporting. On CNN, it’s 10 people dead. On Al-Jazeera and in Sweden, it’s 19 dead, 60 injured. Go figure. Count on the US media to give a “nuanced” account. Pathetic.
I’m just tired that Israel keeps getting away with abominable acts like these. All the time, over and over. And then at the end of the day, they still have that wall that’s one of the biggest jokes on human rights in history. Especially in light of history. We’re supposed to learn from it. Israel clearly doesn’t learn from history, yet they keep playing the Holocaust Sympathy Card (that’s trademarked by the Jews, I believe) all the time. Pathetic.
What the US government does in this situation will be interesting, but I don’t expect anything groundbreaking. Obama, Biden or Clinton will say that it’s an unfortunate situation, bla bla bla yada yada yada. The usual. No repercussions. Israel will be able to keep taking a huge dump on the whole Middle-East and the international community as a whole and they will keep getting away with it. Pathetic.
I’ve never liked Israel, the state, and I probably never will. They break so many international laws over and over, yet continue to be coddled with. It’s goddamn pathetic.