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Sick, huh? But as the cultural cesspool displayed by the commenters on a Huffington Post article on Dorner displayed, entirely predictable.
Let’s not kid ourselves about what kind of people would play a video game of deceased cop-killer Chris Dorner shooting police officers (hint: not conservatives). Leftists are heading into a death spiral of demented fever dreams of “fighting the man” — whom they never seem to get is the entire government, and not just one particular party. So Chris Dorner’s elevation from deceased scumbag to left-wing manifesto-wielding class warrior is entirely predictable, albeit exceptionally demented.
The problem with the argument that such video games are part of a fringe phenomenon is that the culture sets the norms, or destroys the norms, which guide people’s thinking. While violent video games and mindless Hollywood movies don’t necessarily determine culture, they are a reflection of it and reinforce it in a feedback loop.
Entertainment media can bring out the worst in people’s mentalities or they can inspire them to achieve personal greatness. Unfortunately, too much of today’s media is bent on agitating for left-wing causes, de-moralizing individuals, and embedding an interpretation of the world that can ultimately lead to destructive inclinations.
As Huffington Post reported in 2011, video game producers even came up with “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” game, and there have been numerous video games portraying mega-murdering communists like Stalin in a favorable or at least neutral light (Civilization IV has a Stalin but no Hitler; “Command & Conquer: Red Alert” glamorizes communists).
Upcoming generations are becoming systematically biased against the U.S. system of government — which they think should protect free stuff and not freedom. When reality comes intruding into these fantasy worlds, as it always does, the tendency for violent reaction will have been culturally ingrained.