Michael Myers and Ludwig von Mises
I rarely go to the movie theatre. I loathe most of what comes out of Hollywood, as well as the debauched lifestyle of many actors and actresses. Yet, I must confess that there are two series of movies that I have looked forward to seeing at the theatre: James Bond films and the recent trilogy of Halloween movies (Halloween, Halloween Kills, and Halloween Ends).
The Halloween movies are bloody and violent. While recently viewing Halloween Ends, the thought occurred to me that it is not only possible, but likely, that some deranged individual somewhere might put on a mask—like Michael Myers, the masked murdering psychopath in the Halloween movies—and kill people. The same thing is true of other horror movies, gangster movies, and any movie with bloodshed and violence. To a lesser extent, the same could be said of books and music with violent themes, and especially sexual violence.
No doubt there are some conservatives who would like to see government at some level ban movies, books, and music that might be responsible (so they say) for “copycat killings.” I can remember back in the 1980s when the National Parent Teachers Association, Tipper Gore (the wife of Sen. Al Gore), and Susan Baker (the wife of Treasury Secretary James Baker) called for warning labels on records that included songs with sexually explicit language, violence, profanity, references to the occult, or the glorification of drugs or alcohol.
(Isn’t it strange that most conservatives don’t object to the military using violent video games as a recruiting tool?)
Conservative J. D. Vance (no relation), the O
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