But no. While we have relatively high homicide rates, we actually have relatively low violent crime rates. If the issue were about "daydream[ing] about taking violent action", we should expect higher numbers in all types of violent crimes, which isn't the case.
1) From coast to coast, we as a nation are a dog eat dog nation. We do not help each other, but rather see each other as a threat to our continued job security. Which for the modern day person, job security is life, it is how we obtain the food we eat and the stuff which gets us the mates by which we continue our linage.
1b) Our schools are battle fields for our children, not places of learning.
1c) Those who manage to gain the resources or are awarded the resources for college, must hope and prey that they made the correct choices and cannot escape the economic debt should they have not made the correct choice... But see rich men be forgiven for destroying entire corporations without losing a single penny, or worst are paid by the government so that they continue to make more business based upon the failed models.
2) The natural environments of the US fight us daily. All along the east and southern coast, we have hurricanes. In the middle west, drought and tornadoes. On the west coast we have drought and in the Northern environments winter colds that can kill you if left exposed for too long.
2b) When natural disasters strikes, our people are told. "Well, you should of had insurance. Tough luck." But then the businessman who paid his employees minimum wage (which is too low to afford insurance) is paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by our government.
So yes, in the US, life is a warrior culture... The only people more warrior like than we are those of the third world and only of the more harsh and brutal third world nations like Afghanistan.
Video games are just a scapegoat. The real problem is a few fold:
- The abuse of medications to control behavior. (Over prescribing, giving the wrong drugs to the wrong person.) - The way we treat minors, and those that wish to flee the Christian dominant culture in the US.
If you are a minor, and some cases if you are a vulnerable adult (I fell into this category once.) Living in a Christian household makes you feel like a prisoner which you can't escape. U.S. society really doesn't tolerate different thinkers, it labels them as subversives, and outcasts. So what do they do? they retreat into fantasy worlds of video games. (another thing which is seen as anti-social behavior.) They become paranoid.
I was like that once. I saw enemies everywhere out to get me. My solution? Tell my parents I didn't love them effectively, move to Canada, get married and start a new life. And you know what? I don't feel paranoid anymore. I can interact with people and feel safe.
- The abuse of medications to control behavior. (Over prescribing, giving the wrong drugs to the wrong person.)
Caused by a stressed society looking for an escape.
- The way we treat minors, and those that wish to flee the Christian dominant culture in the US.
These people wish to escape the warrior way's of our culture.
If you are a minor, and some cases if you are a vulnerable adult (I fell into this category once.) Living in a Christian household makes you feel like a prisoner which you can't escape.
Well, the parents do have the right to raise their kids the way that they want them to be raised. Teach them the value system that the parents want their kids to learn. Unless we ban all parents from having kids and raise all kids in massive orphanages... You will have to accept this.
Ah, but what lead to the insanity? The warrior culture. But what created that culture? Likely not the video games, but rather the environment.
The US has some of the harshest environments around. We have almost every extreme at some part of the year and worst yet, our capitalist culture compounds the problem with dog eat dog ideals of employment where by everyone is a threat to your job security and everyone else is trying to get your bonus/pay raise by reducing the worth of your job.
We really are a warrior culture. The games and media we consume simply is the reflection of that culture.