President Chavez of Venezuela is not your normal world leader. In fact he is easily in the top 10 for causing, consistently, the most controversy. This former paratrooper is seen by some as the next Fidel Castro, he presides over the largest oil reserves in the Western Hemisphere and he doesn’t like video games.
He recently said: “Those games they call ‘PlayStation’ are poison. Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘you’ve got to find Chavez to kill him’.” that games “promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol” and much more.
Saying things like this is going to ruin his reputation because for once he is agreeing with Western leaders like Hillary Clinton, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Boris Johnson, the mayor of London.
Of course they are all wrong, as I have explained many times before on here. And it is interesting that the political leaders in some other countries such as France, Canada and South Korea actually understand video games and encourage them because of the wealth that this industry can bring to a nation.
Anyone left doubting the fact that the man is clearly insane?
People better make sure they don’t sell PS consoles then, otherwise they’ll get nationalised!
The scary thing is, I don’t think he is insane at all. Combined with the power and relations with neighbouring Latin American nations, this means he is dangerous. Monkey with a razor basically.
. . . . . .And best mates with “diet coke commie” China, although I dont blame him.
Yeah, having photos of yourself and “party representatives” on every street corner to make sure the people follow “the right way of thinking” is all well and good, but none of that imperialistic Master Chief please.
Head-case, although at least he admits that gaming has a benefit for education, which is a topic close to my heart.
You note that there was a game where the players had to try and kill Chavez.
Can you name someone else who had such a game made about them but who had positive things to say about games anyway?
Look, I think that OTT voilence, sex, gambling etc is NOT a good thing for any form of entertainment and it is no good using teh excuse of if video games can’t do it why can books, we need to be whiter than white if we use that one!
Any promotion of negative elements of life should not be let into society, which also must be managed to equally stop the family breaking down and creating poor parenting etc. Just because governments fail, doesnt mean companies should take advantage of it. Supply meeting demand is what creates unethical business to a point!
I dont think saying such things will ruin his reputation. Do you really think his rep will be tainted just because he doesnt like video games? Not a big deal.
If he was all for abortion, legalizing pot, de-criminalizing prostitution and liked to eat baby seal…then I think his rep would be in jeopardy.
No one cares if he doesn’t like video games.
@taj: “Look, I think that OTT voilence, sex, gambling etc is NOT a good thing for any form of entertainment and it is no good using teh excuse of if video games canâ€™t do it why can books, we need to be whiter than white if we use that one!
Any promotion of negative elements of life should not be let into society, which also must be managed to equally stop the family breaking down and creating poor parenting etc.”
This is a troll right?
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