Morning Joe | December 21, 2012
>>> capitol as the sun has yet to come up over washington. it's 50 past the hour. we have time for one "must-read opinion page." charles krauthammer writes this in "the washington post ." "roots of mass murder . we live in an entertainment culture soaked in graphic, often sadistic violence. older folks find themselves stunned by what a desensitized youth finds routine, often amusing. it's not just movies. young men sit for hours pulling video game triggers, mowing down human beings en masse without pain or consequence. and we profess shock when a small cadre of unstable, deeply deranged, dangerously isolated young men go out and enact the overlearned narrative. if we are serious about curtailing future columbines and newtowns, everything, guns, commitment, culture, must be on the table. it's not hard for president obama to call out the nra, but will he call out the aclu? and will he call out his hollywood friends?" i couldn't agree more.
>> how exciting to me that a guy i have deep respect for, that a lot of liberals just don't like. charles krauthammer , my favorite columnist, how exciting that he's talking about a plan that looks at guns, at mental health . and at graphic violence . and he put it best. i mean, i remember my boys, when they were teenagers, seeing these "kill bill" movies, saying they're the greatest movies you've ever seen. quentin tarantino . i've seen a lot of things in my life, but it's just shocking what they consider, as charles krauthammer said, routine, "saw." "saw 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7," just graphically violent movies. and it's nonstop. the video games . as he said, mowing down one human being after another on video games . i lo of that charles krauthammer said this. he is so right. they are simulators!
>> let's start with the parents. if you have parents of a little boy , don't buy those games.
>> don't let your kids at 17 go to those movies. we can start at home. it starts with us.
>> we do need to start --
>> there's one common denominator in all these things we've seen, it's people have these automatic weapons.
>> it's all of the above.
>> the culture of violence is being reinforced by video games and movies. krauthammer's on spot, on point. but at the end of the day , you can't act these things out, joe. if we do the things that you so eloquently and passionately said the other day on your show, which i think is still the best speech given about where we ought to be headed.
>> i understand what you're saying. it, though, is mental health . it's violent culture, and it's guns. and god bless you, charles krauthammer , for talking about all three of those things. i hope other conservatives will follow charles krauthammer 's lead and take an all-in strategy. that's really significant.