The Lyndon LaRouche organization has thoughtfully collected all of its wacky attacks on video games on a single page.
The chronology dates back to 1996 and contains some real classics. Here is a sampling:
May14, 1999: EIR publishes an article by Anton Chaitkin and Jeffrey Steinberg, “Unnatural Born Killers: Video Brain-washing and Littleton,” accompanied by an interview with Colonel Grossman, “Video Games Teach Children To Kill.”
July 2, 1999: EIR cover story leads with Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., “Star Wars and Littleton,” in which he emphasizes that “this murderous rampage will persist . . . whether or not the producers and distributors of cult-films and Nintendo-style video games intend that specific effect.”
Feb. 20, 2000: Helga Zepp-LaRouche gives a speech on “The Mark of the Beast: American’s Children Are in Mortal Danger…” She reviews the influence of Pokemon and Anime videos, as well as violent movies, on young minds, pre-teen as well as teen.
April 8, 2000: At a town meeting in New York City, Lyndon LaRouche urges the formation of a National Commission Against the “NewViolence.” (GP: LaRouche was running for president at the time)
Oct. 2, 2006: An adult gunman kills five girls and himself at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
April 16, 2007: Mass killing at Virginia Tech. Cho Seung-Hui, a student and violent-video-game afficionado, kills 32 people, before taking his own life.
As GamePolitics has reported, LaRouche representatives repeatedly testified before the Virginia Tech review panel in an attempt to push the video game theory (see: VA Tech Panel Witness: Violent Games Should Be Banned Like Heroin).
As far as the 2006 Lancaster schoolhouse massacre, this is the first time that a video game linkage has even been suggested, as far as we know.