Gerry Harvey, the executiveÂ chairman of electronics retail chain Harvey Norman, says videogames â€śscrew upâ€ť kidsâ€™ minds, and that if he could ban â€śleisure computersâ€ť, he would.
â€śI think one of the great tragedies with youth is that they spend so much time playing games and crap on computers and theyâ€™re not outside,â€ť said Harvey in an interview with Australiaâ€™s Channel Ten Late News show. â€śYouâ€™re not healthy and itâ€™s a big problem in our society. If I could get rid of computers, all leisure computers for all of Australia I probably would. They can have them at school, but leisure time â€” no.â€ť Â Â
â€śWeâ€™re talking about kids playing games mostly online and wasting their life away basically playing games online because theyâ€™re not getting any physical activity and their minds are screwed up on these games.â€ť
Leisure Computers? Â What century is this man in?
Of course, he’s happily taking blood money for himself and his shareholders.
Let’s just be clear about this: Gerry tells you that you should bring your children up better, but he likes being a billionaire so much he’ll sell them all the crap you need to screw up their lives.
Here’s Gerry from about 9 months ago, spying on Harvey Norman staff in Australia.