So did you hear about New York’s newest genius idea to benefit society? You know, after their closing of thousands of homeless shelters to help the homeless and banning soda containers above a certain size to stop obesity forever.
In a comparably asinine move, they’re trying to get online games to ban people on their sex offenders list. If you’re tempted to say ‘good’ or something like that, let me just point out that you can be put on that list for any of the following:
- public urination, even if there are no facilities available;
- reaching the age of majority, say while the both of you are in high school, when your boyfriend or girlfriend is even so little as a day younger;
- someone entering your dwelling uninvited or even illegally and seeing you in any state of undress;
- someone observing you univited or illegally and seeing you in any state of undress;
- and, rarely, actual sex-related and actually criminal acts.
And you are on it for life. Unconstitutional? Unquestionably. But it’s been turned into a media buzzword so that ignorant people think they’re doing something proactive and beneficial. People are made to fear sex, sexuality, and the human body more now than possibly ever before thanks to that. A ‘sex crime’ is not necessarily either one of those things. And banning people on the list from online games only isolates them and punishes them indefinitely for doing something that may not have even been wrong, when they were a teenager.
The Supreme Court, in the 60s, set a precedent that nudity does not necessarily equal sex, but that seems ignored today. What are the most powerful weapons in 21st century America? A penis, a vagina, and breasts. Sex and nudity are more regulated than weapons that can, you know, actually kill people.
And the people who actually committed crimes related to sex? I’m not defending them, but is it going to really help to cut off virtual amusement? Harmless entertainment? An outlet that they will now not have? Great idea, cut off imaginary fun time so they have to turn that need, desire, or what have you to the world outside. Great solution, just like the shelters and the soda.
The companies co-operating with New York’s insane band of thugs include THQ, Funcom, NCSoft, Gaia Online, Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard, Warner Bros., Sony, EA, and Disney Interactive. Accordingly, I would like to urge a boycott or, at the very least, a reduction of business to these companies. Please consider whether or not you really need that thing you’re thinking about from these companies, and whether or not it’s worth supporting companies complicit in this kind of unethical, if not outright unconstitutional, action.
This is insane! Is there something in the water in New York?