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Super Mario Used to Shoot Bullets

“Violence has always been and remains a central interest of humankind and a recurrent, even obsessive theme of culture both high and low. It engages the interest of children from an early age, as anyone familiar with the classic fairy tales collected by Grimm, Andersen, and Perrault is aware. To shield children right up to the age of 18 from exposure to violent descriptions and images would not only be quixotic, but deforming; it would leave them unequipped to cope with the world as we know it.”

—9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, California 2009, quoting Judge Richard A. Posner, 2001

edit: Thanks, SLS and Reddit!

One response to “Quotables” »

  1. Scott Gunsaullus says:

    Agreed. I do wish, however, that a similar attitude on nudity and sex was as equally pervasive.

    Big fan, by the way…

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