Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

How are you? I am fine. Well, that's not really true, I am far from fine. For years I remained silent as my friends, friends parents, uncles and aunts bought and played video games like Call of Duty. I never played, never found the idea of simulating killing people all that much fun. Assassins Creed, Grand Theft Auto, I see the ads on TV and wonder what have we become? The other day I saw a commercial where some young men chased each other through some city streets shooting each other with their cell phones. I guess simulating shooting somebody is different from actually doing so, but is it that far removed?

I don't know. I do know that I don't want anything this Christmas. I only have one Christmas wish:

Instead of leaving presents, can you take them away? Take all of the games where somebody simulates killing another human being, even if that human being is considered a "bad guy." Take them to the North Pole and put them in your fireplace, and make them disappear.

And while you are at it, can you also take any guns that are not locked up tight with you?

Thank you, Santa and have a Merry Christmas.


Your friend,



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