Dangerous Influences = Dangerous People

This is a letter I am sending to the Networks and others regarding the recent shooting in an elementary school in Connecticut.  I am sick of all the evil influences in this society and all the easy access to all kinds of weaponry.  We need some kind of controls on dangerous weapons, even though anyone up to something can get a gun from some criminal on the street, you still have to have some way of monitoring the need for stockpiling, etc.  This always comes up in mass shootings.  What seldom comes up is evil control.  The evil that is pumped into everyone’s home everyday in a box.  The evil that is in video games, in movies, etc.  The evil that most of you must like or they wouldn’t make it.  I hate it.  I am one of the few who don’t watch most things on TV or read most popular novels of the day.  They are offensive and have way to much graphic violence.  I am wary of people who are numb to this.  The ones that are not bothered by blood and carnage that would make a normal person sick to their stomach.  Who is making these freaks rich?  Not me, thank God.  The rest of you non-believers, shame on you!  This crap gives no glory to God and no help to His people!

To whom it may concern:

 I am writing this to tell you of my extreme displeasure of they way you sponsor and encourage murder and destruction of this civilized society.  I know you want to make a living, but brainwashing others to kill and mass murder is not an honorable profession and will no longer be tolerated.  I will make it my life’s mission to stop you and everyone that is in the same profession as you from continuing to destroy this society by causing the deaths of innocent people, including the children that were just murdered today by yet another angry sociopath. 

The proof I have that it is your fault is the fact that most people have had guns in their homes for decades and only in the last 20 – 30 years, since the glut of all the graphically violent TV programs and movies, have we seen such a rise of murders and mass murders.  Young people are especially impressionable.  There are many angry, empty vessels that see this graphic violence daily.  Just because you can create realistic corpses and other disgusting things, does not mean you should put people to work making them and incite the mentally ill to imitate what you create. 

People that are angry and mentally weak could easily fall victim to these constant suggestions.  There are virtually no morally decent programs on network television anymore and it is not for lack of audience.  People are stuck watching whatever you choose to broadcast.  Thankfully I am not one of them.  The few times I try to watch something I am offended at the disgusting comments that are even made in comedies.  One line was “I would kill a hobo to get laid.”  How the hell is killing a man to have sex funny to anyone?   Have any of you or any of your writers had a loved one murdered lately?  I would not think that you would think it was funny and how you cannot see that you are part of this problem, is beyond me.  You and your writers may as well have gone to that school and pulled the trigger yourself. 

I am also going to speak to congress, the news stations and even The President about this and try to get as many of my friends and family to join in to complain about the danger of your idea of entertainment.  This bad influence that you cause is going to stop now.  The only way people like you could even live with yourselves is to be on drugs.  This may be why you all use such bad judgment.

Guns don’t kill people, lack of faith kills people.  This country has no right to be allowed to take God’s words out of public buildings, but pump filth into every home.  This destroys our American way of life and causes so many lost, disturbed people.  That and the fact that most decent parents have to work all the time to survive and don’t have enough time to really parent their children or to see if there is anything wrong with them.  The parents that get high, can’t hold a job(sitting in front of the TV) and abuse their children are another big problem in creating angry, mentally ill children.  We have to support each other with positive influence and have ways to help those that need it before it is too late for any of us.  The schools are the main way to find out who these problematic students and parents are before tragedies happen. 

So, what to do about bad parenting and bad influences.  There is a lot of work to be done.

Back to School!

I remember so many things about starting a new school year. It meant I was finally going to get new shoes to replace the ones I long outgrew with the holes and sometimes cardboard placed in the soles. I would get a few pieces of clothing as needed and since I was the oldest, no hand-me-downs, even though my little sister was physically larger than myself.  Some of the clothing was hand-made by my mother or grandmother and did look homemade.  Sometimes my grandma had enough savings to take us to Federal’s Department store for a dress or two, my dad had more important things to spend his money on when he was working.  I can’t remember where we purchased our shoes.  I didn’t really care about the actual school supplies, it made me nauseated to look at them!

It meant I had to brace myself for another year of bullies and mini-aholes.  The “popular” kids with all the right clothes and all the right words.  The teachers that were supposed to be teaching me, but never saw me, or pretended not to.  I was the plain little mouse that looked out-of-place in the homemade clothes and one long braid down past my butt.  It was worse than being Amish, I was poor.  When I was very young, we were only allowed one bath a week, whether we needed it or not.  When we got to live with grandma, we were cleaner.  So dirty, poor, oddly dressed, you get the picture.

I could never concentrate on the menial subjects my teachers were always blabbing about.  You see, I found it much more compelling to wonder if there was going to be any dinner tonight.  If my ghost of a father would stumble home after we went to bed hungry and decide that we needed to be punished for being born.  My teacher would try to pry my brain away from my true life of poverty, abuse and neglect, to a world where 2 + 2 actually equalled 4.  Did I care at the time?  Hell, no!  After a good beating for no reason I would worry for days about what evils awaited me that evening.  I knew that I could be as good as gold and still not be safe.  I heard of spankings and punishments and knew, the older I got, that  bad kids were punished, not good ones.  That’s why it took me so long to believe.  To even be able to comprehend things such as a Holy Father, because mine was evil.  Forgiveness, because I had never known mercy and to give, because I had nothing to give anyone, not even myself.

I think of all the children starting their new school year without much of a chance, even with “No Child Left Behind.”  That sounds really purty and nice, but it’s bull.  It’s not realistic.  The only way you will stop children from being left behind is to educate parents properly to love and nurture and actually being able to change the human heart.  I don’t know of any way to change a person full of hate that wants to hurt or even kill their child, to an angel of mercy unless a miracle happens.  Only God can change a heart and it starts by knowing the teachings of Christ.  It starts for the parent when they stop beating themselves up for not being loved and the cognizance that they never deserved to be abused or neglected and that it didn’t feel good so why on earth would you knowingly put your own child through it?  The day you can look at yourself with the mercy an abusive parent never had, is the day you can start to change and give your own children a chance in a world that is demanding and cruel.  The day you can start to truly love yourself, you will stop trying to turn your own children against you.  Abuse and neglect is an ugly cycle that needs to be stopped and it can only be stopped by sober love.