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Old 10-11-2022, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Jibartik [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
Yeah but to be fair, I'm not saying that they make people do one thing or the other.

But they can desensitize, or activate something in some people.

If the very idea that movies can leave people "thinking" then that means one about killing can numb someone from doing the same.

Or make them think much harder about it...

There is a very clear narrative among the establishment that media does indeed have an effect on societies behavior, if not we wouldn't be so worried about which actor plays ghingus khan.

And if we're willing to say that, then we need to admit that violence and sex in movies does the same, no?

Great points. Just think about how much money companies spend in advertising. They obviously know you can influence people pretty strongly through the media. Idk how violence would be any different. I will say that it's dumb to try and blame someone or something else for someone's violent actions tho. Could it influence them? Surely. But ultimately I think the responsibility will always fall to the individual committing the crime.

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