Connecticut Massacre – The Law of the Harvest – The Responsibility of Marketers

In the wake of the Connecticut massacre this scripture has been on my mind.  It is commonly referred to as the law of the harvest.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

  • Entrepreneurs develop violent video games and manufacture weapons (seeds)
  • Marketers promote violent video games and weapons (watering seeds)
  • People massacre each other (harvest reaping)

The language of the scripture (be not deceived) seems to suggest that people can expect to harvest something other than what they have planted.

As of this post we still don’t know the medical condition of the shooter, however even Stevie Wonder can see that marketing and selling violent video cames to children and adults can only yield a bad harvest.

One other thought: Most would agree that marketing cigarettes, that kill, to kids is bad play…why not video games that teach and encourage killing….when will that become bad marketing play?

We already no that violent video games desensitizes and encourages aggression.  We should have learned by now that businesses won’t regulate themselves.  The government needs to do something about this.

What are your thoughts?