Yes. It is right to remove certain things from easy access, whether this is an outright ban, or limited age restriction. e.g. certain pharmaceutical products, recreation drugs, poisonous and toxic chemicals, guns, WMD, pr0n, etc.
Last night I saw a film called Crank. Pure gratuitous violence (human body chopping) and childish (only funny for students) sex scenes. Absolutely crap film pandering to this "new" gore-noir genre of film. I actually think this film is pretty close to the kind of thing that should be banned. But it has been a box-office success! To enjoy this film you have to be a serious American-Psycho (which is a much better film BTW!). What was really unpleasant about the movie, is that it is supposed to be action/comedy. So we are supposed to laugh at these people getting their limbs hacked off with knives etc.
I think that there will be some serious social implications in the future as a result of these types of films/games. Can you really call this entertainment, or a macabre pandering to our sick curiousities and a dark side of shadenfreude? If you think this is OK, then I think your values not going uphill, but downhill. And I wouldn't want you setting the example of social behaviour to the children of the future.
Last edited by lemonadesoda; Jan 6, 2007 at 06:06 PM.