Five-time American presidential candidate Ralph Nader has criticised president Barack Obama’s gun control package for not cracking down on violent video games. He claims that families need to be protected from violent video games, calling them “electronic child molesters.”
Nader was criticising the re-elected president, telling Politico that Obamawould break his election promises “just like he did in 2009”. When the discussion moved on to violence in entertainment, he claimed that it was currently at a “peak”, and that there was “unprecedented” violence on display in today’s video games.
He ended by saying“I’m not saying he wants to censor this, I think [Obama] should sensitize people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters.”
Isn’t it fantastic that a man who is high enough in political office that he is in a position to run for leader of one of the world’s largest superpowers five times is comfortable likening computer games to child molesters. It sure is reassuring that he is not open to snap allusions that could be considered in extremely poor taste and diminishing to an argument.