Congratulations to Bob Specht of Fresno. On Nov. 21, you took a giant step toward going into the Bad Letters to the Editor Hall of Fame* with these confusing and downright ignorant 181 words:
All challenge to gamers
Congratulations to the computer video gamers of the United States of America. On Nov. 4, you took a giant step toward leading the country, for the first time, by electing Barack Obama president of our country.
You are now responsible for the job that our forefathers, patriots and soldiers of this nation’s past so diligently handled, to prevent the United States from moving toward a socialist republic.
If you have not learned, paid attention or possibly never been taught this nation’s true history lessons in school, it is now up to you to find these truths, by becoming political watchdogs. The “I’d rather be playing video games” attitude will be the ruination of the country, if you don’t pay close attention to the real national and world politics.
Just knowing how to turn on a computer and playing electronic games is not educational literacy within itself. You must now use and apply your brains for far greater things. God help us if you don’t figure it out before it is too late for all of us.
Wow, Bob. So are you saying that everybody who voted for Obama plays video games? Or are you saying there are now two parties — the computer gamers and the bridge players? Or are you just one of the those out-of-touch dudes who thinks any electronic device that’s not a TV and a VCR is a “computer video game.” Do you say things like “You dang kids, with your dang MTV and your dang video games! Get off my lawn!”? I’m thinking you do.