Remember coming across an absurd article on CNN titled ” ‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation” a few months ago? IGN.com wrote about it also making fun of the authors who actually gathered up some bullcrap evidence to show a whole generation is heading down the shitter because of video games and porn. 


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The “research” Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo (known for his 1971 research, The Stanford Prison Experiment) and  psychologist and artist Nikita Duncan used for their evidence were 3 unrelated stories of drama that included video games or porn to some extent. These 3 cases somehow proved that young men are running ‘rampant’ with sex on their mind after playing some video games. In some other unrelated research, the use of rat experimentation was also suppose to prove how men react to sexualization in some kind of way. 



One unrelated research after more unrelated research. And in neither any of the research was there direct correlation to explain such claims about violence in games causes violence in children, rape cases gradually increasing when the release of over-sexualized games are near, etc. Just pure opinions, fear and misinformation being passed as fact. 

I will tell you what’s ruining a generation – MTV and shows like the ones MTV made standard in reality television programming. MTV was a pioneer in modern reality television producing The Real World series that was about 7 or 8 strangers living in a home together for a few months to a year. Since then, cable networks noticed the amount of viewers among young people were very high and decided to copy the formula for their own shows. Survivor, Big Brother, Road Rules, then American Idol, all wanted to shoot documentary-style written material and pass it off as reality TV. Young people going around thinking what they are witnessing is reality. Stars are born from this reality nightmare. The talentless actually have a voice in Hollywood and doing big things because idiot young people think they are the next best thing. Real talent get swept under the rug. 

Fast forward almost 20 years since the first Real World debut on MTV and we have a show about a hick kid called Honey Boo-Boo. She’s cute and all, but honestly, let’s reserve space on television for things that advances the human mind, body and spirit, not glorify stupidity. Hollywood movies are a disdain also. Focused on showing so many body parts rather than focus on the story surely does not win Pulitzer prizes. For example, the opening of “Savages” this summer involved two sex scenes, both having the same woman sleeping with two different men, in the first 15 minutes. Both 15 minutes between the scenes and 5 minutes of screen time. Her character was a slut and a pothead plain and simple. Glorified for all it was. Now how is that not considered porn? The sex scenes itself were on the level of soft porn. 

Blake Lively and Aaron Johnson getting it on in a bathtub (Film: Savages).
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True research would be seeing how the number of certain issues arise when television programming to this magnitude and filmmaker target audience became altered for the more sex-crazed society. From the late ’70s where you had a boom in on-screen and off-screen porn, spilling in the streets to the ’80s with the AIDS epidemic, the young generation really changed then. From the ’80s to the ’90s you saw a boom in drug infestation in young America and gang violence. Porn moved from on-screen into the living room through VHS tapes and then DVD’s. Accessibility plays an important role. You also saw a boom in celebrity gossip industry. When media wants people to take their mind off of the real issues facing society, they focus on entertainment and subliminal messaging. 

From the ’90s and into the new millennium there was a boom of technology that allowed young people to have access to more information, products and services they couldn’t have dreamed to use. Technology also decreased some social behavior in this time – more young people didn’t know how to communicate with each other because they were being raised by television programming that had soft porn, idiocy, and bias news. Lack of real education, jobs and family values diminished integrity and self-respect that ruled the homes in the ’50s and ’60s. 

The last 10 years was the age of consumerism and the royal fuckness of our country. Never before seen in American history has its citizens voluntarily contribute to their own stupidity, malnutrition and corrupted morals. 

Now that is true research if you want to know what is ruining a generation. 

If you remember nothing else, please remember this: Games and Porn don’t destroy people. People destroy people or Nature destroys people


Do you think video games and porn are ruining your generation? Discuss in the comments! We’d love to hear your compelling theory.