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The world is going to hell in a handbasket...or is it?

Updated on November 9, 2012
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The shooting this morning in Colorado really made me think, just how safe are we and what is the state of the world we live in. We may soon see the day where there are metal detectors, security checkpoints and armed guards at just about every place we frequent, from the grocery store to the movie theater. There may even come a point where we need to wear a bulletproof vest just to leave the house. Am I overreacting, possibly, who knows...but one thing I do know for sure is something has to be done.

First of, we need to have harsher penalties in this country when it comes to crimes of this magnitude. Letting this guy sit in prison for years to come is no way for this story to end, he needs to suffer just as much as the families of this horrible tragedy have. I am not normally an "eye for an eye" kind of person, but in a situation like this, we don't really need to waste time with this screwball letting him stay alive and occupy a cell.

We need to just start banning people all together...from earth that is! Forget prison, everytime somebody does something stupid just shoot them into space...this will help keep our space program alive and our population somewhat smarter...win, win if you ask me. In all seriousness though, what is one to do, should we stay barricaded in our houses peeking out through the blinds watching the world go by, or just continue with life as usual?

I'm not saying we should just pretend this didn't happen, and do nothing to rectify the situation, but we can't stop living. We need to continue the path we as individuals are on, and make our lives count for something more than just a blip on the radar of life. What happened today is very unfortunate to say the least, but there is still a lot of good left in this world...and we can't let the devil keep us down.

I know we are all shocked and confused by why things like this happen, that goes without saying, but you can't let the actions of a few dictate how you live your life. Be the example of what a good heart is, make a difference in this world on a positive note, remind people that everyone is not evil.

Michael

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    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @JohnGreasyGamer do you really want to give all these halfwits weapons...I wouldn't even trust them with a slingshot?

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      John Roberts 

      6 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      I think we should put them to better use - keep them in the armed forces until they're dead, or too aged to fight. If you've played Battlefield: Bad Company you'll see where I'm coming from - platoons of criminals for all kinds of crimes, fighting for a "promised reward" (in the end though, it'll be a crock and the only way out of the army is suicide). Either that or labour.

    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @tamron yes, let's start with these idiots...I'm in!

      Thank you for much for the feedback.

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      tamron 

      6 years ago

      Living in fear is not the answer! I agree ban them from earth. They talk about population control. Why not start out with these idiots?

      Great Hub!

    • MichaelJohnMele profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael John Mele 

      6 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @JohnGreasyGamer in all reality there is no difference, a loss is a loss...but in this case the sheer magnitude of deaths and casualties is what made it such a headline.

      We need to do something to these wastes of life...even if we let them fight it out to the death...with the winner get their freedom.

      If you were a torturer I would hire you...with a quickness.

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      John Roberts 

      6 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Seems to be a lot of kerfuffle over this most recent shooting on HubPages - what makes it so different to any other family? No offence of course, but I just don't watch the news. Furthermore I'm English so I won't've known about this for much longer. Heck, I probably can't even name 10 states of the USA.

      But I agree, there need to be harsher penalties. While we can't kill due to it going against, pfft, EVERY religion on the planet, I still think your idea works! I'm also thinking along the lines of the Sylvester Stallone film, "Demolition Man", where prisoners are frozen in cryo-cells. I know we haven't scratched the surface of preserving human life with that kind of technology, but I think if we're to keep the world in shape we need to do something like that.

      In the end we've got to make sure that the world doesn't turn into V for Vendetta, otherwise known as Nazi-Occupied England. If we could do a vote on punishments like a poll (no matter what, it'll still be bad), that would be good. Or if you're as mental as me, make them play a stupid game show for their lives in the style of an NES platformer. It would be like The Running Man with the Super Mario theme playing over it!

      So all in all, I do agree there needs to be harsher punishments. I personally would love to be a torturer but I don't think governments would allow me to perform such a practice on criminals. If they need me they can always call 555-Sadism!

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

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