Ralph Nader Compares Video Games To Pedophilia, 'Electronic Child Molesters'

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#1 Posted by Drasonak (1515 posts) -

www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12170/article/ralph-nader-compares-video-games-to-pedophilia-electronic-child-molesters/

Ralph Nader did some important things in his life. I think he was the prime mover for introducing seatbelts into every vehicle. He was also a presidential candidate.

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (32037 posts) -
Link fail
#3 Posted by freedomfreak (44536 posts) -
Moron alert!!
#4 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

He's just using it as a metaphor.

Not really a big deal. Doesn't make any evidential statement as to why he says that.

#5 Posted by fadersdream (3154 posts) -

He was also a presidential candidate.

Drasonak
Which is directly related to George Bush winning. If he HADN'T run for president we wouldn't have had the grand Texan shooting at everyone in the world who spoke with an accent or had a tan.
#6 Posted by adamosmaki (9897 posts) -
I never understand why people who have no idea about videogames have an opinion on videogames and usually a bad one. This guy probably never played a videogame in his life yet he concluded that idiotic statement
#7 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

That's not what he said.

#8 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
He should run for president again
#9 Posted by lostrib (44041 posts) -

This seems like a problem for the parents to monitor and teach their children, not the fault of video games

#10 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -
[QUOTE="Drasonak"]

He was also a presidential candidate.

fadersdream
Which is directly related to George Bush winning. If he HADN'T run for president we wouldn't have had the grand Texan shooting at everyone in the world who spoke with an accent or had a tan.

Ralph Nader - second only to Al Gore in costing Al Gore the election.
#11 Posted by StormyJoe (6742 posts) -

I think, and I could be wrong, what he is saying is that video games are stealing children's innocence, the same way molesters do. In that regard, he has a point: parents let their children play M-Rated games despite the fact that they are not supposed to by played by anyone under the age of 17.

You could say that's the partents fault. But, there are Halo and Gears of War toys, aren't there? Clearly, publishers are appealing to the juvinile market.

#12 Posted by True_Chaos_UK (2570 posts) -

Mario touched me inapropriatly in the 80's ,true story.

#13 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -
he used that phrase to poorly symbolize how electronic violence is desensitizing children. anyways, lolgamingasascapegoat
#14 Posted by Renevent42 (5827 posts) -
I don't think he said anything really that bad, I agree with the people pointing it out as an analogy and that's probably what he was getting at. He also says he is not saying he (Obama) should censor games/tv, but rather sensitize parents to the violent games they are buying their children. Sounds like a reasonable position to me.
#15 Posted by fadersdream (3154 posts) -
[QUOTE="fadersdream"][QUOTE="Drasonak"]

He was also a presidential candidate.

PannicAtack
Which is directly related to George Bush winning. If he HADN'T run for president we wouldn't have had the grand Texan shooting at everyone in the world who spoke with an accent or had a tan.

Ralph Nader - second only to Al Gore in costing Al Gore the election.

I don't know that I can argue that. Lessor of evils loss to the greater.
#17 Posted by GreySeal9 (25531 posts) -

The term "electronic child molesters" is beyond stupid and it's also ridiculous to say that video game culture was responsible for Sandy Hook.

Honestly, Ralph Nader is one of the reasons I find alternative party candidates to be even more tiresome than the major Republican and Democratic candidates.

#18 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12170/article/ralph-nader-compares-video-games-to-pedophilia-electronic-child-molesters/

Ralph Nader did some important things in his life. I think he was the prime mover for introducing seatbelts into every vehicle. He was also a presidential candidate.

Drasonak

Now, this is a Drasonak post, so I CBA to read the link, but if the guy in the title really said that, I guess I can add how aside from introducing seatbelts and running for presidency, he was also an ultimate moron...

#19 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -
What he said was this:

We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment]. Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented, Nader said. Im 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.

He thinks that there's too much violence in the media, and he had a questionable choice of words.
#20 Posted by Jag85 (5650 posts) -

Mario touched me inapropriatly in the 80's ,true story.

True_Chaos_UK

Didn't your mother tell you to stay away from fat Italian plumbers?

#21 Posted by Chutebox (38709 posts) -

[QUOTE="PannicAtack"][QUOTE="fadersdream"] Which is directly related to George Bush winning. If he HADN'T run for president we wouldn't have had the grand Texan shooting at everyone in the world who spoke with an accent or had a tan.fadersdream
Ralph Nader - second only to Al Gore in costing Al Gore the election.

I don't know that I can argue that. Lessor of evils loss to the greater.

:lol:

#22 Posted by LordQuorthon (5388 posts) -

You know, with republicans willing to blame absolutely anything to defend the right to have them nukes hidden under their beds in case Obama becomes a full blown socialist tyrant, all it takes is for a few democrats to get all nanny-state, which they do every once in a while, for something to happen.

#23 Posted by the_bi99man (11062 posts) -

Tomorrow Ill watch another rendition of political bullsh-t by the newly reelected president, full of promises that he intends to break just like he did in 2009, Nader said.

This is the only smart thing to come out of that dumbass's mouth.

#24 Posted by Zen_Light (1764 posts) -

Old people can't relate to new forms of media.

#25 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34367 posts) -

I never knew Finalstar got to meet Ralph nader. Don't understand what final was thinking showing Ralph his game collection though.

#26 Posted by the_bi99man (11062 posts) -

Old people can't relate to new forms of media.

Zen_Light

That may be true, to an extent, but it's not a rule.

The big thing isn't that old people can't relate to new forms of media, it's that power-hungry political types are always looking for absolutely anything to blame society's problems on, so they can use it as an excuse to grab more power, and dictate more aspects of other's lives, because they are literally insane, and the only thing that gets them up in the morning is the prospect of more power.

#27 Posted by slimjimbadboy (1731 posts) -

I fully agree that video games should be banned in the USA.

#28 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7329 posts) -

Wow he sounds like a complete jackass, I could care less about what is feelings for Obama are because thats his business but to call video gamers Electronic Child Molesters is just ridiculous.

#29 Posted by the_bi99man (11062 posts) -

Wow he sounds like a complete jackass, I could care less about what is feelings for Obama are because thats his business but to call video gamers Electronic Child Molesters is just ridiculous.

HaloPimp978

I think he was calling video games themselves electronic child molesters, not the people who play them. Either way, still stupid as sh!t.

#30 Posted by whiskeystrike (12096 posts) -

Poor choice of words, it's clearly figurative. Again I'd have no problem with such claims if people actually accused all media entirely, not just videogames.

#31 Posted by Lotus-Edge (50439 posts) -
And no one cared....
#32 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

Mario touched me inapropriatly in the 80's ,true story.

True_Chaos_UK

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#33 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

ron jeremy lol

#34 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
He's mad that nobody voted for him in the past two elections he's run in. :lol:
#35 Posted by percech (5237 posts) -
Ralph Nader has a messed up imagination.
#36 Posted by the_bi99man (11062 posts) -

[QUOTE="True_Chaos_UK"]

Mario touched me inapropriatly in the 80's ,true story.

dramaybaz

image_70.jpg

Oh God....

#37 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

[QUOTE="dramaybaz"]

[QUOTE="True_Chaos_UK"]

Mario touched me inapropriatly in the 80's ,true story.

the_bi99man

image_70.jpg

Oh God....

Please, just relax.

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#38 Posted by Plagueless (2569 posts) -

I think, and I could be wrong, what he is saying is that video games are stealing children's innocence, the same way molesters do. In that regard, he has a point: parents let their children play M-Rated games despite the fact that they are not supposed to by played by anyone under the age of 17.

You could say that's the partents fault. But, there are Halo and Gears of War toys, aren't there? Clearly, publishers are appealing to the juvinile market.

StormyJoe
Totally doesn't make sense though because there has been violence and sex in movies far longer tahn there have been video games, and parents lest their kidds watch those too.
#39 Posted by Timstuff (26837 posts) -
He should run for president againLittleMac19
A lot of Republicans were hoping he would run in 2012.
#40 Posted by GreySeal9 (25531 posts) -

[QUOTE="LittleMac19"]He should run for president againTimstuff
A lot of Republicans were hoping he would run in 2012.

Well, considering how bad Romney lost in 2012, Ralph Nader winning wouldn't have helped them very much. Obama had 272 electoral votes just counting states that he won by 5% or more.

#41 Posted by DarthaPerkinjan (1045 posts) -

Hes talking about (hyper) violent video games and young kids having their minds 'molested' by them

#42 Posted by Masenkoe (4890 posts) -

"well **** i wanna be raped by video games, u seen those chicks in there? please **** let them video games rape me"



I lol'd

#43 Posted by StormyJoe (6742 posts) -

[QUOTE="Timstuff"][QUOTE="LittleMac19"]He should run for president againGreySeal9

A lot of Republicans were hoping he would run in 2012.

Well, considering how bad Romney lost in 2012, Ralph Nader winning wouldn't have helped them very much. Obama had 272 electoral votes just counting states that he won by 5% or more.

Not to get off subject, but Obama won by 2.8%. Your facts are wrong. Hardly a resounding victory. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/

Back to the subject at hand...

#44 Posted by percuvius2 (1982 posts) -

Ralph Nader's daddy used to tuck him in every night

#45 Posted by metal_zombie (2288 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="Timstuff"]A lot of Republicans were hoping he would run in 2012.StormyJoe

Well, considering how bad Romney lost in 2012, Ralph Nader winning wouldn't have helped them very much. Obama had 272 electoral votes just counting states that he won by 5% or more.

Not to get off subject, but Obama won by 2.8%. Your facts are wrong. Hardly a resounding victory. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/

Back to the subject at hand...

Though I remember fox news was saying that he is the worst president in history and would lose by landslide. When according to fox news he was supposed to lose by a landslide even a 2.8% is a resounding victory.
#46 Posted by organic_machine (9721 posts) -

Not to get off subject, but Obama won by 2.8%. Your facts are wrong. Hardly a resounding victory.http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/

StormyJoe

But America is not a pure democracy so the 2.8% is irrelevant because Obama won by a landslide via electoral votes.

#47 Posted by Fossil- (351 posts) -
Let's get one thing straight here, Gore did not lose the election, he won and it was stolen. And not by Ralph Nader.