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Life doesn't represent media the media is made because how society is at the time. Films, games or any other source of media are representations of how life is or was recently. sure there exceptions to every rule. But, media is made to sell to the audience's appeal it doesn't introduce behavior.
My dad has never played a video game in his life and he is the most racist person I've ever met. Don't blame video games. Racism (and desensitization of the value of a human life) have been around for years. Have you ever watched the news? They call deaths "casualties." Clearly human lives aren't that important to many people and haven't been for years. It only really hurts us when it's someone we know.
Yeah there's no way. There a huge difference between "killing" a mass of pixels on a screen and real people. Anyone that blames games is just looking for a scapegoat. These types of people have existed through the ages, and the past has had a high concentration of them then we have.
Thank you for your service! Sorry your brother is an insensitive and ignorant butt.
I'm from your country but thank you for your service and I'm glad you made it home safely.
While what he said was offensive, you have to keep in mind that those who are not explicitly involved with the military services may not have a clear idea of what it is that you do. Don't get me wrong, I'm not excusing his ignorance. However, having patience with those around you who ARE uninformed is going to be a necessary skill. And then you can kindly explain to your brother that being in the military is not just a giant in-real-life Call of Duty game.
This isn't offensive just because of the racial slur. Asking a veteran (or active duty member) if they've killed someone is beyond the pale and, for some, triggering. It's asking a person to possibly relive and revisit one of the most horrific and painful experiences of their military career, all in the name of curiosity. There shouldn't have to be patience for individuals who ask this stupid ass question. Taking a life in the line of duty is serious and creates life-long memories, often trauma. How anyone can ask a person to relive and casually talk about such an event is beyond understanding. It's a kind of stupidity and lack of common sense that is baffling. What's worse, there's no right answer. To say "yes" is to set oneself apart from civilians, to be "other" in society, and to say "no" is to suddenly be disregarded as a real combat veteran/service member and to have ones experiences questioned. I just say "you shouldn't ask that" when people ask me, although it's gotten substantially better over the years. Fewer ask, but even when they did, I'm appalled by the lack of thinking behind the question. You don't have to have patience with idiots. A curt, forward, "why do you think that's an acceptable question," often brings them back to reality.