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An eight-year old boy whose large family left him at home around Christmas time thought he was given the best Christmas gift ever by having his family disappear When two bumbling burglars came across the young savages home and tried to steal from the boys family the boy countered by setting up a series dangerous booby traps around his home which included an iron to one of the dimwitted thiefs face and burning the head of the other partner with a blowtorch Is this a true story No it is not Home Alone is a family classic that has been seen by thousands of all ages The film is extraordinarily maniacal and some critics state its unsuitable for children but despite this we dont see todays youth going around their home setting up deathly pranks The executive vice president of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre blamed entertainment for mass shootings Then theres the blood-soaked slasher films like American Psycho and Natural Born Killers that are aired like propaganda loops on Splatterdays and every day and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life And then they have the nerve to call it entertainment But is that what it really is Isnt fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography However this isnt entirely accurate The NRA is just trying to take the blame away from guns rights advocates after the mass shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary There are many other factors to consider that prove that entertainment isnt the origin of shootings Violence in films isnt the cause of the actions of viewersThroughout time brutality has always gone hand in hand with stories and entertainment Vehemence is utilized in everything and abolishing this theme might harm us moreSophicles turned the Greek myth Oedipus at Colonus into a play in 401 BC This is the story
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