Connecticut town wants to watch videogames burn

As originally reported by our friends at Polygon, Southington a town relatively close to Newtown CT, is holding a drive to destroy not only violent videogames, but other forms of media as well including: DVDs and CDs. Books appear to be missing out on the fun, for now.

The organizers aren’t saying that violent games are the cause of the shooting, but claim all kinds of violent media have a negative connotation on today’s youth.

“…violent media of all kinds, including TV and Movies portraying story after story showing a continuous stream of violence and killing, has contributed to increasing aggressiveness, fear, anxiety and is desensitizing our children to acts of violence including bullying”

I understand that the organization is trying to do something to help, but burning different forms of media is not the best way to approach it. Parents should be taking a more prominent role in their kids lives and what kind media they are exposed to, not trying to find a scapegoat.

Regardless, those that do participate will receive a $25 gift voucher. Time to load up on Killer Klowns from Outer Spacefrom Amazon.