Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A Skewed Reality

Missed this at the time - a yob was quoted saying that rioting and looting felt "like being in a video game".  I've never played a video game - nor many games at all, really, having no sense of fun (the adrenalin rush of the Guardian quick crossword is probably pretty low-level by comparison) - but I have seen it done, and seen the excitement and the intensity of concentration they can evoke.  Could it be that our rioters and looters suffered not so much from an inability to tell right from wrong, but a failure to understand the difference between fantasy and reality?


  1. I wonder if the difference between right and wrong *is* the difference between reality and fantasy.

  2. I shall have to think about that!