Why don't these 100 people who have been murdered matter to us? Why is it only big atrocities that get the public's attention? Is is because Americans just don't care, or rather that they feel helpless or pressured by the NRA to feel nothing can be done? Or is the U.S. simply a nation of natual born killers?
Check out the murders from last week and give me a shout:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/2 … 48466.html
Doctor Billy Kid
You have provided some valid questions certainly ones that should be considered. There could be more than one factor which plays into why we Americans allow these atrocities to continue time and time again. My initial response would be that we or at least too many of us as Americans have become selfish. The me generation has not disappeared from our society as of yet.
Morality or goodness generally is not in innate quality. We need only look at a child and what do we see, someone who is selfish and focused only on their desires. If we allow the child to go through life learning by way of the world how can we be surprised that the message he received or she received isn't about getting as much as you possibly can even if that means stepping on others to get it!
If one wants a moral, harmonious, safe environment then they must make every effort to create such an environment. When we focus on segregation, exclusions of others we are creating the kind of society like we have today.
I think there are too many bad people with guns and not enough good people with guns. I believe individual people and business owners need to tighten their security and their awareness of their surroundings. Video surveillance and armed security and just being vigilant at all times may keep a person safer if they're paying attention to what is going on around them.
Learning self-defense and other ways to protect yourself is a start to being safer. Of course a person shouldn't live in fear and sometimes bad things happen to good people unexpectedly but being prepared and paying attention could save your life or the lives of others.
by Real Life Stories 6 years ago
New evidence suggests the USA covered up the massacre of 22k Polish. What do you think about this?The Associated Press has today revealed that the US was complicit in covering up the massacre of 22 thousand Polish people in 1940 so not to offend its wartime ally Joseph Stalin. What are your...
by Oilersmyth 5 years ago
What is your opinion about the Connecticut massacre?First of all, my prayers go out to those families that have been affected by this heinous act. Tears came out my eyes as I heard about the story. I want to ask everybody about their stance on gun enforcement. After this shooting, how do you feel...
by grinnin1 6 years ago
How does a country ever make up for wiping out it's first inhabitants? Inhabitants who loved and revered the land and watched it greedily devoured by invaders?? What is the price America pays for what it did? How can we atone for what we did and why haven't we done more?
by Terrex 3 years ago
Why are Americans outraged over Kim Davis but quiet about Islamic State throwing people off roofs?Kim Davis has become the target of a witch hunt by people across the world for not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. There is a tremendous flurry of caustic and vitriolic hate directed at...
by terenceyap07 10 years ago
Happy Columbus Day Everyone! May this holiday be a memorably happy day! *smiles*P/S Even if you don't celebrate it, a long weekend is something everyone can be thankful for! And also for all my Canadian friends out there: Happy Thanksgiving guys!!!
by SparklingJewel 9 years ago
Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve must for the first time identify the companies in its emergency lending programs after losing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit... http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … CC61ZsieV4
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|