We can ask each child from 7 to 17 years today, whether they know video games such as Grand Theft Auto – whether they know it and play it when not at home, then at friends. Who can protect us from such games? BY WHOM AND HOW CAN OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE BE PROTECTED FROM SUCH EMOTION-KILLING, CHARACTER DETERIORATING GAMES (OR EVEN MOVIES ETC.)?
I wonder in all seriousness why no journalists chase behind the designers and producers of such games to publicly pillory them? No one makes a ‘peep’, no one gets upset about it what is happening. The whole youth is spoiled.
Whoever wants to be a winner in sports has to train, train, train.
This is exactly what our young people do: they usually play daily hours theft, robbery, murder and manslaughter, rape, drug trafficking, war, all sorts of horror scenarios, mixed with sex and fun, and be completely destroyed in their emotional world!
WHO IS DOING SOMETHING AGAINST IT? WHO WILL PROTEST PUBLICLY? WHERE ARE THE JOURNALISTS THAT WILL DENOUNCE THOSE THINGS?
Although a few psychiatrists and psychologists have publicly described the enormous damage such games cause in the development of young people, the game lobby in most cases has succeeded, that even in the same media other (purchased) ‘experts’ have played down such statements and presented them as irrelevant.
Today, it is almost impossible for parents to raise their children to become decent people with firm character, unless they are able to isolate themselves totally from the world that we (have to) live in – by joining a community with them, as the Twelve Tribes do. I myself have children (who are grown up now) and have experienced a tragedy. I had the bad luck that my husband himself played down the influences of such games also, and even became addicted himself and played behind my back while I was out working, and my sons watched as they were small and played themselves as they grew older. Since they had to hide it from me, it created a gap in our family. I was the geek, since the children had to hide the playing from me. So dad had more influence on them than I did – and the contents of the games exerted their influence on them. They liked to play – as much as all other children and youths also.
Ultimately, our family fell apart because of this problem. I had suffered up to that point very intensely under the situation, also under the incomprehension of my ex-husband (the father of children). Thus, I got a temporary psychological problem, which my husband used in the divorce trial against me because he did not want to have to pay alimony and he wanted the custody of the children. And he got what he wanted!
I had then, as you today, to leave my eleven- and twelve-year-old sons exposed to an influence that I knew was bad. The ‘state’ had so decided. It is almost impossible for a mother to cope with such a thing!!
I do not belong to the Twelve Tribes, but had read in the Internet of them and had wished to be able to flee there with my children, but everything was already too much entangled.
Until my sons were grown up, I saw them hardly at all. Their dad had influenced them so much against me and every weekend, on which I would have been entitled to have them with me, he or his parents offered the children always such great activities (we go to Rust, or Alpamare etc.) that they canceled my visit time and time again. I did not want to force them to visit me. In their eyes I was the one painting the devil on the wall, merely because I thought the games they played daily and to which they were already addicted, were bad and harmful.
Not every child is the same, nor are the later life circumstances, in which he has to compete, the same for every person.
One of my sons is very ambitious, passed his career with flying colors and will soon be finished part-time with a bachelor’s degree.
The other was still in apprenticeship, when I asked my ex-husband, if he would let me give him private tuition in mathematics because he had some trouble there. Very gladly I took on this task, because I could finally, after years again see one of my sons, and it was even desired…
In the town where my son had become an apprentice, he had a separate room, built under the roof, beautiful, big, in a family. A huge TV was there and of course a Playstation…
Before my son was ready to do mathematics with me, he wanted to show me the great game he would play in his leisure for about 4-6 hours a day, since there in the village he hardly knew anyone and it was in French-speaking Switzerland (we are German-speaking). I think it was called ‘Sin-City’ or something like that.
When I saw the game, and how it was built psychologically after a rewards system, and how you couldn’t advance in it unless you commit crimes, how perfidiously the crimes started with relatively ‘harmless’ theft escalating to brutal murders, drug trafficking, etc., with studded beautiful women as a reward, it was clear to me that these games had been made by absolutely unscrupulous criminals. I remained calm.
My son knew that I hated these games. I told him my opinion very calmly and we went on to mathematics.
The next day I wrote to all Federal and National Councils of our Country an e-mail, why they are not doing anything against these kind of games. Why they allow that our youth would be blunted in their healthy feeling ability, conditioned to crime, and even sound education be nullified. My son was between 16 and 17 years old.
I got a few evasive answers, even from two Federal Councils (or most likely on their behalves by their secretaries). ‘It wouldn’t be not so easy, because they are internationally available on the Internet, ‘ etc.
Yes, it is not so simple, that’s probably true.
But it is very simple to rob responsible parents of their children! And because it is so easy, they do that very simple thing!
Dear Parents of Twelve Tribes, dear children,
I have experienced that and am weeping even now almost daily about this injustice that has been inflicted upon us. A mother can not simply forget her children. There is hardly bigger pain than being bereaved of one’s children. In my case, the children’s healthy emotional world ( = Soul) was distraught.
But unfortunately that was not the end of my tragedy yet.
The son who had been the apprentice had later lost his place of apprenticeship because of bagatelle (he had overslept and only appeared in the afternoon in the trade school whose teachers had asked already in the morning for his whereabouts from the mentor). As the mentor asked the next day where he had been yesterday, he replied: “In school.” Which was true, although only in the afternoon… The teacher was furious: “What, you dare to lie in my face? Pack your things and get out!”
My son was desperate. He knew he would not find an apprenticeship again soon, which were generally scarce. What should he do? In addition, the father gave him hardly any money, even though I paid alimony, he was wearing worn-out shoes and had no warm jacket. I had bought him a jacket. He did not want me to buy shoes for him, although the insole was missing and he had terrible blisters on the feet from the shoe’s interior framework. “Your life is hard enough, and you need to work hard yourself to make it”, he said, it will work out.
I advised him to look for a job until he could find an apprenticeship.
Now comes the crazy part! The first ad, to which he responded (someone looking for a floor layer) had been placed by a man, acting serious, an officer in the military, still young but older than my son, who then became friends with my son, so he had recognized him as the ideal man to realize his plans, and these plans were not good at all!
He made himself to be a friend of my son. THAT was easy, because he lacked a father figure, a role model. (His own dad was in many respects even more childish.) They spent a lot of free time together. There would be still an obstacle, why he can’t begin to work for him yet, and this obstacle must first be removed. (It was about money.)
Ultimately, he brought my son to the point to commit a MURDER for him! And he did it! Both are now in prison for years!
Yes… I never ever thought to become the mother of a ‘killer’…
But when it comes to the question of guilt – everything is not quite so easy! How can you simply wipe the law of cause and effect the under the table and why would you? Because it is easier! The facts are just too complicated for the authorities! The facts can not simply are packed in legal texts and therefore there is no justice in the world!
Had my son in this game not executed such orders daily, quite naturally, had he not played exactly that for years, it would NEVER have been possible for him to do such a thing. At that time he believed that life would just go on exactly the same as after playing on the console. Today he has realized that I was right in that the subconscious co-determined our actions, and that being a player you will not be able in all of life’s situations to distinguish game and reality, in other words that the subconscious mind can ‘play’ and ‘help steer’ in an instrumental way.
We have to go through it – and I will not let him down, my heart is for him.
Today, he also reads the Bible every day, as do I, for where else should we find hope otherwise?
Beloved Twelve Tribes, keep the good hope, whatever happens, we are NOT alone! God sees it, He knows it and He knows the true facts. If He proceeds to court, then He won’t need to first gather information to come to the right decision to come, He knows everything all along and He alone is just!
The word ‘Jesus’ means ‘God saves’!
ALL creatures fail! But God’s arm is not too short to rescue!
Our sorrow shall be turned into joy!