Are People Born Stupid,Or Is It A Disease? How Many More Must Die In The Land of the Free?
A statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the murders in South Carolina:
" ... And I want to be clear that the individual who committed these acts will be found and will face justice."
Face justice? And then what? Will 9 people rise up from the dead and go on about their business?
We need to stop focusing on "after the fact" and focus on "prevention". That means young children must be taught as much about morality and loving one another in the public school system as they are about reading, writing, and the love of money.
I agree, wrenchBiscuit, especially with your last phrase. Let's say that people are born ignorant, and that they're programmed to become a slave of a corrupt system, and slave of their own greed.
Being a good slave means that you're dedicated to serve the system to become a few percentage more powerful each year (inflation).
What's also fascinating is that Fox News is calling it a "crime against faith". Of course, that doesn't explain why out of all the churches, the white killer ends up in a black church, and then shouts racial epithets as he pulls the trigger.
Hey Ronnie, you make some very good points here. I think family and close friends should reach out to introverts and extend help. Also, what kind of father gives his son a .45 cal. pistol period? To go hunting with or shoot it in lieu of using fireworks?
Your question raises the age old question of nature versus nurture. And the only real answer to that is both.
It just ain't PC to say it nowadays and concepts like imbecile, moron and idiot are plain taboo to speak of in this climate of sensitivity. We are not born equal in the department of smarts. And people can be stupid in one area and smart in another.
Add to that the sad fact that ignorance remains. It kind of dovetails with DNA because it is not necessarily the schools that are at fault but parents that are also stupid.
So when you combine stupidity with ignorance and throw in the mix a psycho-social disorder like being psychotic you have created a perfect monster.
Now the last thing that monster needs is freedom. They just cannot distinguish between right and wrong and have not the where with all to conform their conduct to right and wrong even if they understood them. Now include in that freedom a right to have a gun.
We are not done. Add alcohol and chemical use. And then throw in the mix the undeniable fact that there is irredeemable hate in the world.
Well it is just amazing that there are not more of these incidents.
If we say that the above described monster committed his atrocity because of race, we might as well ascribe to him the ability to really form a basis for that hate.It might just as well have been about green eyes or the way they looked at him or a color they wore or an accent that they had or that they were government spies.A delusion is just that, it is not formed on the basis or reality.
We have a new strange idea. Antisocial behavior is to be tolerated. It is to be understood and not mocked and abated. We are to be accepting of weirdos. To do something about them would be insensitive and hurtful.
Well nature is going to produce anomalies. It is up to nurture to correct those anomalies that pose a clear and present danger to our society.
You are right Ronnie that we need to "focus on "prevention". That means young children must be taught as much about morality and loving one another" in both the home and school system. Apart from that, while it remains everyone's right to carry a gun, unfortunately these tragedies will continue.
I agree with you, wrenchBiscuit, about the need for prevention. You stated "That means young children must be taught as much about morality and loving one another in the public school system as they are about reading, writing, and the love of money."
I've been a grade school teacher for over 33 years and have seen teachers in every school I've been a part of, teach through example about loving one another and sharing and caring. Unfortunately, children are in school only 6-7 hours per day. If these lessons aren't followed through at home and in the surrounding community, the lessons may not stick.
Yes, there must be follow through. However, children are being taught to be cogs in the wheel of capitalism. I believe what you say, but I hardly think as much time is spent on morality as mathematics, reading, etc..Morality must supercede all .
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