Ralph Nader, former Green Party presidential candidate, refers to video games as “electronic child molesters” while speaking about the re-elected US presidents’ inefficiencies.
Today in the US, our president was inaugurated into his second term of office. While there were about 800,000 in celebration of the event, others weren’t so happy. One of those people is Ralph Nader, a former Green Party presidential candidate, who has failed to break past a Democrat or Republican when running for office. Still, that didn’t hold him back from saying some choice words for the president and, of course, video games.
In an article by Politico, Ralph Nader, while ranting about the US presidents’ inefficiencies on dealing with things like gun control, he refers to video games as “electronic child molesters.”
“We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment]. Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented,” Nader started. He also added: “I’m not saying he wants to censor this, I think he should sensitize people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters.”
I don’t know much about the man and he doesn’t show up enough for me to care, but this is an unfortunate representation of how games are viewed by some political authorities (although I’d hardly like to call him that) in the US.
So, UK readers, care to share any of the nonsense that your political higher-ups talk about? Probably not as much sensationalism over there, huh?