What Should We Do ?

Well its a new year, and I would like to wish all of you a very happy and prosperous new year.

I am always up for a good political or philosophical debate, because I feel debate is a good thing. However that is not what I do here on this blog, but I do not think we can or should ignore the combined tragic events of 2012.

February 22, 2012-Five people killed in Norcross, Georgia.
February 26, 2012-Jackson Tennessee,one person killed and 20 others injured.
February 27, 2012-Three students killed by one other student in Ohio.
March 8, 2012-Two people were killed and seven wounded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
March 31, 2012- Two people killed 12 injured in Miami Florida.
April 2, 2012- Oakland, California,7 people killed “execution-style.” Three people were wounded.
April 6, 2012- Tulsa, Oklahoma,three men died and two were wounded.
May 29, 2012- Seattle, Washington, five people killed.
July 9, 2012- Wilmington, Delaware, three people were killed.
July 20, 2012-The Dark Knight Rises opening twelve people are killed and fifty-eight are wounded.
August 5, 2012- six people killed inside a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
August 14, 2012-Three people were killed at Texas A&M University.
September 27, 2012-Minneapolis, Minnesota, five people killed and three others wounded.
October 21, 2012-Brookfield, Wisconsin three women killed, four others injured.
December 11, 2012- Portland, Oregon, two people killed.
December 14, 2012-Newtown, Connecticut twenty-six people killed, including twenty children.
To those whose lives were taken above, I hope you are at rest in the kingdom of God.

There is a lot of talk of “gun control” these days, and some feel no one but the police and military should be allowed to possess guns, and my honest feelings on that is, that would just be the easy way out, it will not solve the problem.
Why wouldn’t it you ask?
Because how many illegal guns are available now? Lots, and they are not hard to get a hold of. Even if guns were outlawed in this country gun violence would not go away, because legal law-abiding citizens that are not out committing these horrible acts of violence would be the only ones affected.
I do not want to focus on gun control or turn this post into a debate over it.
What I do want to set the dialogue to is, what should we do?

Well for starters lets stop sensationalizing in the media the people who commit these crimes, these people are becoming household names, who doesn’t know the name of at least one of the sick cowards who perpetrated the killings listed above? If you noticed I did not mention one of them at all above, their names do not deserve to be read on this blog, or any other blog or newspaper, magazine etc. The media opens the door for someone who would quietly have just killed themselves in their home unknown to the world, to, in their minds, living in infamy.

Maybe another thing we should be focusing on is mental health that is just ignored in this country. There are countless people incarcerated in prisons with serious mental health problems in this country because we do not have the facilities to help them.

As always your comments are encouraged and welcomed but please lets not turn this into a gun control debate but rather one to find an answer to,

What Should We  Do?

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3 responses to “What Should We Do ?

  1. That is a tough question, but I am with you on the idea that theses people should not be the feature of the evening news. No pictures, no names and take it a step further and have them buried in an unmarked grave. Let their identities be stricken from every public record and replaced with John Doe. Let us never allow or histories to bestow fame these people.

  2. Gun control? How about some spiritual control, character building, ethical studies? What does it mean to “live a life of value in America today? Should children have access to cell phones that take pictures? Should mother’s work when they do not have to? Should fathers cheat on income tax. Should spouses have marital affairs? Should children have to sit at home alone, spacing out on technological trinkets while Mom is at the office? Should Dad’s consider holding a part time job so Mom can supervise the activities of the children, invite the in-laws over for dinner and bake a cake? Should homosexuals be allowed to adopt children? Should genetics be used in growing veggies? Should factory farming continue? Should cows have to stand on cement floors and get banged by a steer to produce untold amounts of milk?

    Should we drive big vans and pick up trucks because WE MUST HAVE WHAT WE WANT WHEN WE WANT IT. Should idiots hunt for FOOD when the supermarkets are overflowing with killed animals? Should we throw garbage out the window when driving our car? Should we curse, gossip?

    How many pictures do we need to take of ourselves and splatter on facebook? And why are we doing it? Our society is being restructured by the computer. We all think we are movie stars, snapping photos of ourselves in countless places and positions. We listen to crap media, have forgotten most of the music that was ever written by great composers, and like to where our baseball cap backwards and wear pants that the crotch hangs on our shoe laces. Yes, we are the UGLY AMERICAN. No class, no graciousness, no ambience…a french fry carton will do, a beer and a burp, steal from whomever you can, fuck everyone….and do it all over again tomorrow.

    I never had a gun, never needed a gun, will never need a gun. God is my gun. May the face of the Lord be seen by blinded Americans. Character Matters!

  3. livvy1234 | January 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM | Reply Gun control? How about some spiritual control, character building, ethical studies? What does it mean to “live a life of value in America today? Should children have access to cell phones that take pictures? Should mother’s work when they do not have to? Should fathers cheat on income tax. Should spouses have marital affairs? Should children have to sit at home alone, spacing out on technological trinkets while Mom is at the office? Should Dad’s consider holding a part time job so Mom can supervise the activities of the children, invite the in-laws over for dinner and bake a cake? Should homosexuals be allowed to adopt children? Should genetics be used in growing veggies? Should factory farming continue? Should cows have to stand on cement floors and get banged by a steer to produce untold amounts of milk?

    Should we drive big vans and pick up trucks because WE MUST HAVE WHAT WE WANT WHEN WE WANT IT. Should idiots hunt for FOOD when the supermarkets are overflowing with killed animals? Should we throw garbage out the window when driving our car? Should we curse, gossip?

    How many pictures do we need to take of ourselves and splatter on facebook? And why are we doing it? Our society is being restructured by the computer. We all think we are movie stars, snapping photos of ourselves in countless places and positions. We listen to crap media, have forgotten most of the music that was ever written by great composers, and like to where our baseball cap backwards and wear pants that the crotch hangs on our shoe laces. Yes, we are the UGLY AMERICAN. No class, no graciousness, no ambience…a french fry carton will do, a beer and a burp, steal from whomever you can, fuck everyone….and do it all over again tomorrow.

    I never had a gun, never needed a gun, will never need a gun. God is my gun. May the face of the Lord be seen by blinded Americans. Character Matters!

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