The Argument’s Backwards: Sex Vs. Violence In Video Games. Alcohol & Cigarettes vs. Drugs.

by John Hawkins | July 25, 2011 7:12 am

Tom the Dancing Bug is a liberal comic strip — and in all fairness, it’s pretty good for what it is. Of course, I’m comparing it to most left-wing comedians, whose idea of humor is, “Bush sucks” or “Sarah Palin? Wow, is she dumb or what?”

Anywho, here’s a panel from a Tom the Dancing Bug about about Judge Scalia shutting down a violent video game[1].


Have you ever noticed that people always get the argument backwards here? The same goes for the alcohol and cigarettes vs. drugs.

By that, I mean the argument isn’t, “Violence in video games is bad for kids, so we should ban it” or “Cigarettes and alchohol do a lot of damage to society, so let’s take another crack at Prohibition.”

No, the argument always turns out to be, “Violence in video games is bad for kids, so let’s put XXX copulating cartoon characters in your 5 year old’s face.” It’s the same with drugs. The argument there is, “Look at all the people who die from drunk driving and cigarette driven cancer. Let’s add crack to that mixture and see how that works out!”

Do we apply this to other things?

“Wow, I heard heart and liver problems. Let’s see if we can find a way to give you cancer, too!”

“Somebody punched me in the face and the ribs before the mugged me, so why don’t you karate chop me in the throat, too?”

That doesn’t make any sense. In fact, this is so basic that there are 5 year olds who could explain why it’s a bad idea without even understanding why, just by repeating things their mothers told them.

“Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

“If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump off, too?”

If you think video games are too violent for kids or that cigarettes and alcohol are so bad for society that they should be banned, go for it, but don’t try to use those things as an excuse that the world is an even worse place to live in.

  1. about Judge Scalia shutting down a violent video game:
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