Actually, way back when there were "really unpopular" wars going on, my generation was protesting against them. But then, violence was actually violence, and dead was actually dead. You could't score a loot box to "reanimate" yourself. Nothing is real these days. As for the mental health of kids these days, which you imagine "hasn't changed". We didn't kill ourselves when we were bullied online like today's snowflakes. We didn't have grief counselors. We didn't plan, scheme and solicit online support to shoot up our schools or make bombs. We didn't imagine just because someone put a string of characters up on a server, they were worth money. We could walk into a bank and demand silver for our nation's paper money.I really don't think content kids watch/play now is any more graphic than those in the past. In fact some of the most brutal video games predate the current generation of kids. The original mortal combat was especially bad, Duke nukem had guts and boobies, and the original fallout depicted prostitution, gore, rape, and extreme violence. That stuff hasn't been allowed in video games for some time. The closest you are going to get is the witcher 3 and that game doesn't even compare to some older titles. I'd rather argue the opposite, that video games have been censored more now. This is aside from the fact that hitting your child was much more common back then as well. If they weren't getting a dose of virtual desensitization, they were certainly getting it in reality.
Let's also not forget, people in the 60s didn't need games to desensitize them, they were growing up during the 50s where actual war was taking place. The daily news of allied casualties in real life is much more potent than any video game. If the logic that mental health is the issue then why wasn't it a factor then? There is no doubt in my mind that many returning soldiers also suffered from PTSD. With the mental health issues that post-war brings, why didn't we see more gun related killings than we do now?
The only thing challenging metal health for modern kids is social media, no longer having a full time parent (as both must now work in order to make ends meet), and these recent shootings (to a lesser extent). Mental health of kids isn't worse now, we've simply rotated issues.
As for "kids got beat more then", these mutts today need their a**es kicked. Spare rod and spoil the child". Before Lee Harvey Oswald, you could mail away for a gun, no questions asked, and we had way less gun violence then we do now.
Today's hip-hop music is leading the way to the destruction of the American way so life So, unless you've had the windows shot out of your car this summer, watched the police haul away a couple of dead bodies 50 feet from your house, along with another shooting incident up the street, all the while listening to music unbearably profane and racist, with its sole emphasis on "the hood" being the alpha and omega of cultural significance @110 db practically 24/7, I'd suggest you defer to someone who actually does know what they're talking about.....,me
And the by way, the US is involved with a war right now, there was a war in Kosovo,. Serbia, two in Iraq, and so forth. Wars haven't stopped The only thing which has stopped is drafting these wild animals from the hood to serve in them. The wars have never stopped It's just likely that you've been too busy playing video games to notice them.
When some little c*nt shoots "his best friend", (not that "friendship" actually exists between this crop of sociopaths junkie unwed mothers are providing us with), try not to justify it, coddle it, or excuse it, you'll only encourage them to kill again .