Friday, April 09, 2010

We have entered the Twilight Zone

Something weird happened in the world. I don't know when or how, but my brain is having a difficult time grasping the following news story.

There are schools in Europe that are showing Grand Theft Auto to children as a means to turn children away from violence.

Somewhere in Florida, Jack Thomspon's eyeballs have exploded.

That's right. There are schools teaching GTA to children to show the consequences of violent actions. The theory is that today's children are more desensitized to violence. By showing images from GTA, Looney Tunes, and The Simpsons (Itchy and Scratchy in particular) they hope to provide more guidance to children and explain why the image is bad, and what the resulting action would be (prison, death, etc).

Mrs Gaynor, whom helped to start the group boils the reason down to this:

“They just don’t teach their kids respect any more. They don’t teach them what’s right and what’s wrong which is exactly what we’re trying to do with this programme.”

Of course there is a proponent listed in the article, but who cares! Someone's teaching children about GTA! The world has gone mad! XD

I support the idea and glad that someone is using GTA in a positive manner. The worlds problems should not rest on Rockstar's shoulders.


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