Fuck that. I have to say that I'm feeling good this season and I can't complain about my life as much as I used to. I mean, life is no easier for me, but I guess I'm just growing inured to the pain and suffering to the point that it's now tolerable. I am doing well and I have to just say that I am back to sharing my unique views of the world and would like to return to sharing with my readers my take.
First, I am stunned by the shooting in Newtown Connecticut. I never address things like this in my blog because the world can be a horrible place, but this is beyond words. People are polarized about what to do, from having armed guards in classrooms, turning our children's space into an OK Corral if someone walks in with a gun, to the abolishing of assault rifles from the country. What is the best course of action? Well, if you ask me, I don't fucking know. Some of the most stupid arguments that I have heard though by some gun enthusiasts, not that I disagree with their stand, are just insipid.
One woman said to me, “If I stab someone or hit someone over the head with a hammer, are we about to ban the use of knives or tools in this country?” Duh, I don't think I can walk into a classroom and mow down over twenty people in less than a few minutes of horror with a single knife or hammer. If I could, yes, we should think about it. I find that the problem ranges from more than gun ownership. It falls on the schools of young people in distress that miss opportunities to address young people foundering in these murderous, suicidal thoughts. It falls on parents who see their young people suffering and turn a blind eye to their actions and words prior to one of these catastrophes. It falls on Hollywood and video games that glamorize shooting, killing and death as entertainment without showing the dreadful consequences of doing so. It falls on society that ignores young people, by not giving them an outlet for their energies, such as community service and volunteer work, so that they can see and experience things other than their tormented thoughts. It falls on each of us as a country and as a person to be vigilant of young people in trouble, or these things will only repeat themselves.
Well, like I said, I don't know shit and I have no fucking answers. I just complain, and if you're used to my blog, you should know that by now. I offer nothing constructive so don't write me back complaining about my view, because I'll only cuss you out. You can give me your views, and maybe you'll help me see something differently, but right now, I see nothing.
I'm not hear to preach, but that's what I see, a nation feasting on horror and death, and yet they clamp down on sex and condoms. I can turn on the television and see, instantly, murder and mayhem to an overabundance every night, but I can't see two people engaged in sexual intercourse. I can buy and assault rifle and enough ammo to hold off a precinct of officers and yet children have to jump through hoops to get condoms and sex education in schools. I'm not saying that we need to splash porn all over the television, newspapers and in our schools. No. I'm saying that we should view destructive and productive aspects of our society in a more balanced manner.
Shit, you know I splash both porn- ography and murder on my blog every post, but the truth is I think I take a balanced approach, and I don't glorify destruction, giving it as a solution to problems in our world. I do glorify sex, this I'll admit, but given the two, I'd rather a world of people fucking as opposed to killing each other.
What can I say? I offer no solution, just a complaint. I have nothing to give you, just a point of view. I don't usually touch subjects like this in my blog because this place is all about me. But everything can't be about me, and the passing of over twenty beautiful little souls qualifies.