Could art influence people in such a way that they start shooting each other? Do we absorb the violence we see in movies and video games? Do we try to apply what is made make-believe in the real world? It really is fascinating to see that some people believe that we can’t really discern what’s […]

via Art and Violence — irevuo

Perhaps art of certain types of despicable behavior is a way of letting off pressure. Just as pornography is a way of releasing sexual pressure when there is no legitimate outlet for it.

If violence in media provokes violent behavior, why is violent crime at an all time low? And wouldn’t the hundred billion dollar sports/media complex likewise cause people to go out and exercise? Then why are we all so fat?

I think I am onto something here!