For a person to blog on a gaming website about stuff than gaming is a little odd but I think that something in this world should be noted beyond what happens on consoles
Lets start off with some good news.
Outside of a random shooting at the olympics, they seem to be going pretty damn good. China is bring the countries rich culture to the world and showing off that is now world power in just about everything. While most americans are a little scared of the fact that china is getting so much power in such a short amount of time I think that this is the ego threat that this country need to motivate us into strive to keep out economic status. The Olympics are more than just a commercial event or evening a sporting event. It an event that allows viewers to get a deeper insight into other cultures. I think that it is important to a degree to keep an eye on the events surrounding the olympics for that reason alone.
Now for the bad news.
It might come as shock that there is a full on war in the world. No I am not talking about the shit that is going on in Iraq because that is not officially a war. I am talking about millions of innocent people in Georgia and Russia that in the line of fire between their waring militaries. While I am going to admit I haven't been keeping up on this event I think that its important to note because Russia is a country that isn't the most stable, but has a large stable of nuclear arms. Should this war grow something that world has never seen before come to life. This is the first official war (to my knowledge) that has happened between to standing militaries since the Korean War back in the 1950's. We are living in an age where human creativity mixes with human stupidity, and the end result could be worse than anyone could imagine.
With all this happening I would encourage gamers of all type to put down the controller for a little bit and learn about the world. Sure we all know that gaming is great and is a great form of escapism, but that fact means that we are escaping for serious issues that can have long standing impacts on the world. Since most gamers are in their teens to twenties, it is important to let your voice be known, since we are the generation in line to control the world. Its up to us to make sure that no shit hits the fan under our watch