Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Personally I would lay the blame firmly at the feet of bleeding heart liberals who say (among other things), "Children should be allowed to express themselves freely without fear of being chastised." Yea and what do we end up with? Little thugs who know that they can do what they like and get away with it.
Parents aren't allowed to properly discipline their children without fear of ending up in court, then again some parents don't give a damn and allow their "little angels" to run riot. I've seen school kids tell their teachers to "Foxtrot Oscar" literally. When I was a kid if we looked at a teacher wrong we'd get a good hiding. There was a saying, "Children should be seen and not heard." If I butted into an adults conversation I'd get a clout around the ear, I have even heard children call their parents arseholes. I could go on and on. The whole world has gone mad, values like respect and good manners have gone out the window.
I brought my kids up the same way as I was brought up, firm discipline, but always fair, step out of line and they get a kick up the arse, literally.
What's the solution? I have no idea.
This will be the ailing of the next few generations,
I did not grow up with a consistent parent figure, I literally in many instances raised myself.
I suppose that's why I value human life so much?
But regardless, this is the world of single mother's, childeren with no positive adult figures to learn from, no centralized moral themes that are consistient seem to exsist anymore,
As for the bleeding hearts...
It's been said that application of childish emotion to adult issues can be catestropic to finding a real fruit bearing solution.
Another problem I have observed is there seems to be a weak amount of will and ability to deal with setback or depression in the youth these days, this maybe contributed to some of the shooter's mindset, particularly the younger ones.
As for fixing this? I don't think we can, we over idolize material and sex appeal, and wide spread complacency feeds the conditions that may have fed the shooters motives.
Sometimes I feel the only way to impede this world we've created is to let that complacency catch up with us, and the bottom to fall out of society, let people go without for awhile and maybe the value of human life may go back up a bit.