I do wonder if there aren't maybe different contexts and meanings to that passage. But if there is one thing most of us can't stand it's someone else talking for us with their interpretation.
@ Timeframe issue: Like I said, didn't pay it the time of day back then. News to me now, though.
Same stuff being said of all the Saints Row, GTA, and similar right now: "They teach children to commit crime, then go carjacking and pick up hookers."
Personally, I find it rather droll what critics say.