Report What were you (Sony) thinking? in The Loft Posted May 14, 2007 First of all, I think all of these people getting on their high horse over something that was nothing more than a publicty stunt is completely over the top. Admittedly it was a publicty stunt that may seem in bad taste, but I think this whole discussion is no more than a storm in a teacup.Secondly regarding the the last post I think what you (King Ghidora) wrote has absoutely nothing to do with the question at hand so I suggest you tone down the exaggerated language and step down from soap box for a moment.There was nothing "exaggerated" in my post. I happen to be a bona fide expert on WWII and the Japanese culture that led up to that war. Japan is a nation still stuck in the past in some certain circles. And when I see them even remotely assume the role that propelled them to their heinous actions I feel obligated to point it out. They certainly do so in regards to everything about our western culture.You can say it was just a publicity stunt if you like but the whole idea of anyone's culture sinking to that level scares me. We aren't that far removed from a time when barbaric excess was the norm. Of course your own country was ground zero for a part of that excess but apparently you think that's a distant memory. The new totalatarian movement of Europe scares me worse than Hitler did. But fortunately much of Europe has awoken from their insane slumber. France and Germany both have elected people who oppose PC thinking. Much of your own culture has moved to the island possessions because you can't live with the Muslims you embraced with open arms. Sounds like a great place to live.If you don't want such things discussed on this board that's fine. I'll go find a board that isn't afraid of the truth. But I'll put my knowledge of historical Japanese culture up against anyone you can find. My comments were NOT exaggerated. If anything I left out the gory details If you insist on defining how every subject should be discussed I think I'll just move on to where political correctness doesn't resemble censorship so much. I've been helped a great deal on this board and I've spent a lot of time helping others but I'll not have some blowhard moderator tell me what's exaggerated when that moderator is completely out of his league concerning this issue. I was a history major in college sir and I spent a great deal of time studying WWII. It would be almost impossible to exaggerate what happened at Nanking and Bataan. And who are you to decide what's relevant discussion matter anyway? Just another moderator masquerading as the PC Napoleon is my guess. How dare you assume you can reject anyone's thinking when you yourself are so obviously dreadfully uninformed. Since you think you can off hand declare my post irrelevant to the conversation how about you describe what happened at Nanking so we all know you have the foundation to make such a declartion. I'd die of shock if you could even give a basic description of what happened there without looking it up first. Censorship and insults from the moderators is positive proof that it's time to abandone this little cracker box of a web site. You could have asked politely but instead you attempted to glorify your own opinion as far more important that that of anyone else. Political correctness ruined your country. Now you want to export it? How do you like living in a country where the crime rate is probably the highest in Europe because of your heroin addict problems and the Islamic contingent murders anyone who disagrees with them? Yeah that political correctness stuff really worked out well for you. Ha. Your country will be under Sharia law within a decade and your people don't have the gumption to stop it. Makes me want to move to the Netherlands and laugh at you for a pastime. You insulted the wrong person sir. I can embarass you from dawn to dusk on an issue like this. You feel free to support that "anything goes" mentality your country has embraced for so long and the rest of the world will watch the native culture of the lowlands get swept away like a hurricane over a dike.If you don't think bloodlust is relevant to this conversation then you must be really spending too much time in those Amsterdan coffee shops. It isn't just Japan that is at fault. The west has embraced the games they produce in Japan. At some point enough becomes enough and when they start promoting what was a fantasy game with real dead creatures then something is badly wrong. I pointed out that Japan has a history of not respecting life in the not so distant past. Ooohh that was so out of touch with the issue. It's exactly the issue IMO. Just like it's exactly the issue that people in the west and in the USA in particular have glorified violence for too long. Starting with Jesse James and Billy the Kid the US has looked at violence as a good thing even when it's done by completely evil people. I see Hollywood types almost worshipping mafia figures. Sooner or later this will all come around to bite us on the ass and those who stick their heads in the sand and ignore the problem (and even go as far as demand that others do the same and censor them if they don't) will have blood on their hands too IMO. How much did western bloodlust affect Tim McVey? We know that video games inspired the Columbine killers. We know those video games almost exclusively come from Japan. It's time we recognized the problems but you belittle those who think it's important. Smooth move there Dutch Boy.