Leland Yee Wants You To Shut Up

It seems it’s all about politics lately…

This gem from Leland Yee, you know the Californian politician who tried to have an unconstitutional bill passed into law (hey don’t these guys take an oath to protect the constitution?) and got it struck down by the Supreme court.

Well he’s back at it, telling gamers that they should shut up.

“Gamers have got to just quiet down,” Yee, D-San Francisco, said in an interview Tuesday. “Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry’s lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest.”

Well duh.

Of course it’s about self-interest, if I raised Guatemalan Dancing Goats and some politician tried to impose restrictions on that activity I’d be saying something too. Loudly.

Who else is going to stand up for gamers rights if they don’t. The cattle herders association?

That’s what Yee is counting on. Interested parties remaining quiet. Then he can break the constitution however he likes. With impunity. He wants that because the last time the interested parties ended up getting all rowdy and spoiled his plans. So shut up why don’t you and let me have my way.

Gamers have the right to say what they like when someone threatens their hobby. (What number amendment is that again?) Yee seems to think that only he and his supporters have the right to make comments about things that also concern others. What’s the name for a politician who thinks that? Oh, yes. Dictator.

BTW, what about Hollywood’s billion dollar industry and their lust for money? Forgot about them Mr Yee? They create violent content too. Or perhaps they make bigger bribes campaign donations than the game industry.

But there is something Yee has forgotten. Gamers are voters. And there’s a hell of a lot of them. They also have a constitutional right to say what they think. But then again Yee doesn’t care too much about that 200 year old document because he likes to propose laws that violate it, even though he’s sworn to protect it.

So gamers, it’s time to make a ruckus.

Perhaps it’s time Leland Yee shut up.