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Monday, September 27, 2010

Society?

So a girl was beaten to death at random with a baseball bat. Some teenager stabbed another teenager in a McDonald's. So many conflicting thoughts on who to blame? The kids? Of course, they did it. Why? Because they have shitty parents? Because we have shitty influences in the media? Because people are too busy getting rich to care about what message they're sending. Because our schools are designed with apathy in mind, to let kids like this slip through the cracks. Because any two morons with functioning genitals are allowed to warp and twist the minds of children, or more accurately, not bother to mold the minds of children, and let television do it for them.

There is something innately wrong with our society. People have no accountability for anything they do. People are allowed to ignore the big picture in favour of short-term personal satisfaction. How do we fix this without a nanny state? It's not that I think that all people are incapable of thinking for themselves. It's that I think we need to reevaluate how we allow people to be educated, and steer them towards greater awareness of their communities, their societies, and the world we live in.

Do I think that if the world was filled with knowledgeable, community-minded critical thinkers that everyone would come to the same conclusions I do? No, of course not. Not everyone prioritizes values in the same way. But I don't think anyone would disagree that teaching children that they are part of a whole, and that what hurts the community hurts themselves.

Where am I going with this? I don't know. I just think things could be better, and I'm not content to sit back and get jaded and say "that's just the way things are." Bullshit.

19 comments:

  1. Implement breeding licences. Neuter the downies. Yes Im serious. Mankind as a whole would benefit and you all know it.

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  2. I'm pretty much onboard with you Cyborg.

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  3. "So a girl was beaten to death at random with a baseball bat. Some teenager stabbed another teenager in a McDonald's."

    Were either of these crimes committed by people with Downs Syndrome?

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  4. Unlikely. Actually Downs Syndrome is a bad example for neutering because it is not in fact hereditary. However I feel that people with Downs Syndrome are not capable of raising children on their own, which really brings us back to the same problem with lazy/stupid/ignorant people who aren't capable of raising children.

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  6. The police cant do shit these days, they simply turn a blind eye on most occasions to stuff like this because they cant punish them like the good old days!

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  7. hipsters, hipsters everywhere

    i blame hipsturrs for these kids acting like dickheads

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  8. The world is fucked up. deal with it or become hikkikimori

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  9. I blame kids acting like dickheads for hipsters.

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  10. I blame hipsters acting like hipsters for hipsters.

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  11. That was a good rant, agree with you for the most part.

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  12. It's why I'm not having kids. Probably a shame, i'd raise him/her to have good values and discipline. To be responsible.

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  13. the economy is failing, education has been failing

    welcome to america!

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  14. People should need a license to procreate.

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  15. Licensed procreation would never work, not in America, anyway. Stupid people are too stupid to know that there stupidity is ruining things for everyone, so they will fight it. Stupid.

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  16. Those crazy people and their lack of self-control...

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