Unfortunately, the author Mr. Reagan didn't include phase 0... implanting brain chips in children when they go to the dentist. If there is an option in the game where, instead of killing a person, they just sit down, that is perhaps the biggest issue. It's not like people are removed enough from the act of killing with a gun compared to some bladed or blunt instrument, but then to say that the other guy is just going sit down and sit it out after you shoot him a few times? If the military wants to attract kids, they would have to compete with the gory games those kids prefer.
But doesn't that seem like the problem though? Kids are already exposed to violence beyond measure in some form or another through the media. So when the army comes out with a G rated version of gory combat, there is an issue? It strikes me that the author suffers from the dreaded media delusion
, which exhibits symptoms of self-righteousness, hypocrisy, and a jaded view of reality.
Honestly, I find it hard to imagine kids in the same way Reagan imagines them, sweet and innocent until that daemon military came along and corrupted them. Little Timmy was playing Silent Hill
way before America's Army
. To tell the truth, it would seem that America's Army
is a bit more constructive.
But you know what peeves me the most. Its the fact that when people do write articles about this particular subject, they always use a game from 5 years ago. Honestly... Call of Duty or some other game like that would have been more than sufficient to lure people in.
Also, you should see how they recruit children for the military in the Congo.