Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sad Commentary on Life in America

Did you hear about this? It’s back to school time and what is everyone buying, pencils, paper, crayons? What about your child’s bulletproof backpack? Did you get one of those? We bought little K a backpack while we were at Disneyland. Damn, why didn’t we know about them then, we just bought a pink one. The new one also deflects a knife attack so we could have killed (sorry about that) 2 birds with one stone.

We pride ourselves in being a civilized society so why now have we become so uncivilized that we need to protect our children with bullet/knife proof backpacks? What have we become that necessitates something like this? Have a few dads in Boston over reacted to the current state of affairs in the United States? Who is responsible for this, the saddest commentary on our life ever? I wish I knew the answer to all of these questions, maybe then I could do something to reverse the trend.

I would like to blame our apparent addiction to guns but I don’t think that, by itself, is the primary cause of the type of increase we have seen in school violence. That addiction has just made it easier for someone to get their hands on one. Maybe a key factor is related to the lead assed society that has been created by video games, especially the violent type. One cause I can’t ignore though is parental guidance. There seems to be a definite lack of it in our society today.


CamiKaos said...

I say if you are THAT fearful then you need to find a better situation for your family or find a way to home school your kid or do SOMETHING.

mielikki said...

yes, I agree with CK. It's sad that people have to go through life that scared of the world around them.

NanaKaos said...

When I worked at a Jr. High a few years ago there were video cameras in the halls. At first I objected the realized it was probably for the best.I was worried about my saftey. Our world today is mean. Home schooling is the answer for some people, but not everyone can do it, nor can they afford private school. Maybe we need to get to the root of the problem. There are schools here where anybody entering the school has to go through a metal detector, but knives and guns still get through. Very sad.