I have just come across several blogs blaming violent movies for the cruel and horrid things people do to each other. The truth of the matter is human beings are a violent bunch. From the first time we set foot on the soil, we battered things to death with rocks and clubs.
Religion has inspired so much bloodshed, The Crusades, a campaign authorised by the catholic church. Genocide by Hitler, a man who believed he was cleansing the world of impurity. Scientists have found chemical imbalances in people that lead them to value human life lowly. One famous case, the killers brain when shown pornography was the same reaction his brain showed from seeing dead bodies (that’s the chemical and neurological make-up of his brain).
Movies reflect the times, they don’t inspire new atrocities, they draw on the old atrocities already in the world. Would the same people blaming horror movies, blame content for issues like being gay, being transgendered.
We live in a violent world, where humans do terrible things to each other in the name of race, religion, orders. A soldier who is trained to kill, when they come home from a tour, they do not continue killing do they? Those soldiers see the true horrors, but don’t become serial killers or murderers.