Humanity One World: Grieving Must Bring Change
This is not a humorous hub.
If you were expecting one from me today, my apologies. I recognize that is my common niche.
Yet, another senseless and ruthless crime has taken place. For a few days, the country will be in mourning. Then, life will go back to normal for most people and the event will all but be forgotten. Forgotten, except to the families that were directly involved.
The country is grumbling again and I must have my say as others have done. Some will not like this, some will tolerate it, and others will probably never read a hub of mine again. If that be the case, so be it. I feel as though this must be said.
Billybuc's Hub Searching For Change For Mankind
- I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
A look at a world where mankind comes first rather than greed and hatred.
Another Good Friend, Linda, Echoes This Same Emotion
- Society: What is the Answer For The Children Who Are Our Future? (H.O.W.)
After another mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School, our hearts are shattered. Now, we must ask - what is the answer for our society, for our children, and for the future? We have to heal this world.
We Must First Look To See Where We're At, And Then Remember Where We've Been
The community at Hubpages seem to be some of the most open minded individuals of any group I've ever been associated. Yet, as we agree to disagree, there is much being said that doesn't make any sense.
Of course, the killing of 20 young children doesn't make any sense, either. Neither does the murder of over 2,000 individuals in the twin towers. Neither does over 900 in Guyana many years ago. And, who can forget the Manson killings of the late 60's? They made absolutely no sense at all.
But, my friends, when does killing make sense?
If you were to ask anyone that's ever been in the military (like myself), they would tell you in a time of war. Killing is necessary to defend our country from aggression. Killing is necessary to assert vengeance on those that attacked us. To ensure freedom in a world filled with those who wish to control it!
Politician's have the same rhetoric.
Yet, in honesty, if there were no aggressors that believed in killing, would it be necessary?
If you were to ask a hard core criminal, they would tell you that killing is necessary to eliminate witnesses to a crime. They would say that you set the example to others by killing as a demonstration of strength. To keep other gangs from infringing upon your territory. And, to keep others from cheating you out of your money after some sort of illegal deal has gone down.
Boy, that's validates it, doesn't it?
Still better, the professional "mind doctors" (as I call them) love to validate the evil killings that take place. "He was bullied as a youngster, no one understood him, his parents split up at an early age, and the stress of society" have all been used and seem to be some of their most favorite excuses.
"Winners have reasons for success! Failures have excuses for failure! What, may I ask, are you telling us? Are you really saying that any individual with an excuse can be excused from the crimes they commit? Or, are you looking for more excuses for your failures?"
As I stated in the comments of Billybuc's hub (Dreaming of a White Christmas) the other day, "Sometimes the more we know, the less we know!"
Cloudexplorer Believes So Strongly He Even Wrote This Hub In Support!
- RCRumple wrote a powerfully compelling article about the Connecticut Shooting
Spreading the word about a powerful hub article's message that was delivered by RCrumple who's helping to reveal to parents worldwide, many things we all need to rethink when it comes to raising children and playing role models.
What Is It We Can See?
I'm tired! Tired of excuses and failures in our society, tired of the "me" generation, tired of experts validating the actions or murderers, and tired of people trying to blame an inanimate object for society's failure to correctly raise its youth.
The family unit is a joke anymore. In the 1960's, it was "wrong" for a girl in high school to get pregnant. In the eyes of society, as it was believed that a child couldn't correctly raise a child. Today, it is more than commonplace to have multiple children while in high school. So, now, children are raising children. How can they properly teach what they never learned?
We were taught the difference between right and wrong. When Charles Whitman went on his shooting spree from the University of Texas tower, we all knew that was wrong and completely unacceptable. Doctors later found a brain tumor. It didn't make it right, but it was a viable reason.
It was common practice for youngsters to respect their adults. Today, there is no such thing as respect taught at home, as respect is only earned, not given.
In fact, the home was a place where we talked about rights and wrongs, solutions, and directions to take. We didn't look to Huffpost comments sections to decide how we should react. We learned about people and direction through face to face conversations, local newspapers that didn't slant the facts to get readers from sensationalism, and social gatherings.
Most of all, we kept God in the home. By the way, my mother died when I was thirteen and a month later I watched my best friend die after getting run over by a speeding car. God didn't provide any answers why those things happened back then, either. But, I had been brought up believing in God, and knew better than to question him. He did provide me the strength to move forward.
Today, kids don't learn about God in the home, for the most part. Why bother talking when there's 250 different channels to watch, computers to play on, and video games to entertain? And we wonder why people can't handle life anymore. They've been brought up by a fantasy world!
Charles Manson's followers carried a .22 revolver and knives. Most of the killing was done with knives, both at the Tate home and the LaBianca's. Ted Bundy killed most of his victims either by clubbing them to death, or stabbing them with a knife. Jim Jones basically killed over 900 men, women and children by forcing them to drink poison Kool Aid. In 1995, Timothy McVeigh used a truck bomb to kill hundreds of men, women and children in Oklahoma City. The 911 Terrorists murdered over 2,000 people in a matter of hours with box cutters and jet aircraft. People will kill people with whatever they want.
In gun controlled Europe, 2011 provided Anders Breivik a bombing and shooting spree killing 69 on a Norwegian island. He couldn't get weapons in Prague, so he purchased them in Oslo. The criminal can always find devices with which to kill. He laughed at his hearing and thought himself successful in gaining the publicity he'd sought in protest of a multicultural Europe. He, also, knew there was no death penalty to face.
In the states, we've become a nation of politically correct wimps that are conforming without protest and blaming everything but ourselves. Why? Two reasons: 1) If you don't accept responsibility, you don't have to do anything about it, and 2) because many were never taught basic manners, or right from wrong, and have to now have laws to tell them what they can and can't say and do. The lawmakers are going crazy with power and making more and more laws to limit your future opportunities and rights. Yet, people sit and do nothing.
Our Future Depends On Accepting Responsibility
1) We must take control of our homes and all within. This means bringing the family unit back into being as a viable source of learning. Shoving the kids in front of a television to observe idiocy in programming aids no one's advancement. Get the kids away from the computers. Do you seriously think they're researching book reports? They're either on Facebook learning social skills from other kids there own age that know even less than they do, looking up porn, or at sites that show gore pictures of people that have been shot or killed in an accident. Is this what you want your kids to tell your grandchildren they learned while under your roof?
If so, it's time for child services to step in.
2) We must get back to a concept of right and wrong. Being an adult means you have the ability to determine the difference between right and wrong. You set the example for your children to follow. If you haven't reached this stage yet, you have no business being a parent. Your children must develop a set of values to utilize their entire life. These aren't found on television. In fact, the opposite is true.
Lawyers use tactics to blur the lines between right and wrong in order to get their clients free. One tactic is to bring in a so called behavioral expert to give expert testimony. This is where the "mind doctors" started thriving. Sad thing is, this is where many people started listening to them. We've thrown out the concept of common sense and believed everything they've told us. Now, look where we're at! Obviously, one or two of them was wrong along the way!
There is a line between right and wrong. It helps to mold children, their habits, and their acceptance of their peers. Kids will be kids, but if they know the difference, they generally won't stray that far over the line that's been taught.
3) We've got to stop blame shifting society's failures. Gun control is a joke. I know that ticked off many of you, but, if people were taught as I've already described, do you honestly think it would be needed? As previously described, the most notorious mass murderers of our time didn't even use guns in their crimes. Knives, bombs, Kool Aid, and jets did enough damage killing thousands. Yet, we run to blame an inanimate object for our people dying.
Let's put the blame where it belongs ... on the person! Stop trying to make him the victim. What do you think your kids hear when you say, "He did it because ...?" It's an excuse that validates! Why is that so hard to grasp? Instead, what if you said, "It really doesn't matter why he did it. Nothing makes killing right. What matters is that it is wrong to kill others, no matter what the reason. To even consider killing others is wrong." Wouldn't that make a much greater dividing line for a youngster to understand?
Take responsibility and teach your children, observe your children, and know your children. I don't care if you're a grandparent, it's your responsibility to know your children and observe their actions. Who better than a person that is familiar with their actions to see if they're straying into a danger zone?
If your kids need professional help, get it for them. Force them, if necessary, into it and maintain a constant communication until improvement is well on its way. For a parent to feel as though their responsibility has ended because the child is no longer under their roof is a total lack competency.
Eliminate this era of Political Correctness that is transforming the country into a blame shifting herd of cattle. Take control!
4) Let's get God back in the home. Believe it or not, religion teaches many lessons of right and wrong. Even if you're questioning the existence of a superior being, read it and require the same of all family members. Go to church every so often. Football doesn't start until later anyway, so get up off your tail and take the family to Sunday Services. No, I don't agree with all the minister has to say either. But, by providing some outside guidance in your family that validates your teachings of right and wrong, you may find your children more open to what you have to say. No one said being a parent was going to be a walk in the park. Yet, you took on the responsibility, so live up to it!
A Final Word
I've gone on way too long here. I don't do rants, but this year has been absolutely horrible for so many people. I’m afraid if we don't get back to basics soon, we can expect to see more of the violence we've witnessed this past year, more rights taken away, and greater political correctness ruling our actions.
Worst of all, more kids will be growing up without knowing the difference between right and wrong. More tears will be shed as more and more tragedies occur. Are you ready to make a difference?
It’s time to change.
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