January 27, 2014

The Use of Nigger and Faggot: Online Interactions Not Rated By The ESRB

The words sting just reading them don't they? You almost feel angry and ashamed at the same time that I could be so callus to write something so awful. But, I have your attention don't I?

If you're not a multiplayer gamer or spend countless hours browsing YouTube and actually reading the comments,  I don't expect you to understand, but everyone should be aware
Long lost are the days of innocence. Shredded is the fabric of moral being.
 
Idiot, asshole, motherfucker, bitch, slut. As repulsive and prepubescent as these words are, they have long since been "acceptable" by the online gaming community, as rhetorical insults and a release valve when someone ruins your perfect kill steak right when your about to aquire Odin or you lose your last life in the last level of a game you spent hours on, most online gamers are used to someone typing or shouting out random obscenities.

YouTube, Game Chats, almost any public forum where freedom of speech is allowed to be expressed, it never fails. There are always those few who feel that our freedoms don't come with responsibilities.
Is it because they don't care? Is it because they were "raised" that way? Or are they simply just dicks?

By no means am I pulling the Love thy neighbor song and dance or we are the world bullshit. What I am saying or rather asking is, Where is the line? Who failed to instill basic civilism in those who would choose to use the most repulsive words we have in out English language just to get under someone's skin?

What's sadder is that rarely are these comments being made by adults in their 30's or older, but young teens.

That Battlefield 4 that you had to buy your 12 year old for Christmas,  he's in his room right now using his microphone to call someone a faggot because they shot him. Wondering why your son had you buy him the exact same Cal of Duty game twice? It's because his peers reported him multiple times for typing nigger over and over and over again.

There are many ways to show a distaste for something or someone.  You can also get under someone's skin easily. What you don't have to do is go so far as to reach into the darkest part of your human being just to be a dick.