Up until the 1960’s, the movie industry had a code of standards that they had to abide. It was a form of censorship for the common good and all the major religions of this country were involved in this censorship which Hollywood submitted. The Catholic Church had a powerful role too.
Movies could not show graphic violence, nudity and graphic sexual content and by the end of the movie the villain could not win, justice had to prevail.
When killings were shown, it wasn’t graphic and often left to one’s imagination.
Compare that the what has happened to our media (and what is easily available on the internet) where violence is shown in the most graphic way with slash and kill scenes so graphic and exaggerated as to be unbelievable. Think of the AMC long running and very popular series “The Walking Dead.”
The news now, shows graphic scenes of violence and death, not movie, make-believe, but actual. This was not the case during the Viet Nam War. What was shown publicly was sanitized.
No American saw the actual assassination of President Kennedy captured by the mcgudder home film. That wasn’t shown until the late 1970’s or early 80’s. It is very graphic and some networks, when showing it, would show it in slow motion where the President’s head explodes and blood, skull and brain matter spray forward. For what reason do those who make these decisions to show these scenes do so?
And something I have never used, computer games are so unbelievably violent and addictive to those who pursue these games.
Obviously, sociopaths and psychopaths often copy what they see in real life and in the various medias today.
In my most humble opinion, our fascination with guns and the gun culture and limited laws on the selling of guns and the types of guns sold is a cause of these mass shootings, but the media and 24 hours news stations are a cause too and all them need regulations as we once had in this country.
In addition to this, the Democratic party’s talking points concerning the choice to kill unborn children is very serious and politicians need to be called out on this and perhaps prosecuted for their part in the culture of death and its glorification in this country. Choice glorifies the murder of unborn babies.
Let’s call it for what it is.