Rock a bye baby, in the tree top -

Okay, hold on. Who put him there? Some overwhelmed mother who hoped birds would rescue him and raise him and teach him how to fly, and never considered that one day she would hear a thump on the picture window, throw open the drapes, see a smear on the glass, and find a six-year-old child unconscious in the bushes with a concussion. Yeah, that worked well, didn’t it?

No matter how you look at it, this is a grim story, and kids know it. Once they realize that Mommy and Daddy sang a sweet song that was, in essence, about a neglected child placed in peril and falling to his death, they never look at things the same way again.

This is where the acceptance of video game violence began.