As the number and the intensity of societal violence increases year after year, some idiot will no doubt blame firearms. Sadly, they are wrong. Oh, but if it just were that easy! Just take everyone’s guns away, and no more violence!
If you believe that, then you must also believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and that the Kardashians are talented, and you receive political guidance from movie stars.
Who is to blame? We are.
We have created an extremely violent society. Over the last fifty years we have turned America into the largest creator and consumer of pure violence, for violence sake.
1) Our rap music is filled with violence. Don’t believe me? Google lyrics to the following:
- No Tears – Scarface
- X is Coming For You – DMX
- The Day The N***az Took Over – Dr. Dr
Warning, don’t use your work computer to look up these lyrics as you could get fired for viewing such inhuman filth.
The fact is much of urban music is dedicated to pure senseless violence. Played at full blast so the images and ideas can be tattooed into your brain.
Oh, don’t even try to watch the violent music videos that come with them.
2) Movies. Just about any movie these days, especially the gangsta and horror ones, show extensive realistic blood and guts. From James Bond to Mission Impossible realistic violence abounds.
3) Television. Yes, the old TV. Even the three big networks are to blame, as almost the entire airwaves are taken up with violent oriented police or crime shows. Do we really need that many shows dedicated toward violence?Move to cable and you will see such gore to make one ill. Assuming you have not already been made numb to those images.
4) Sports. Back 50 years ago even American football was not as violent as the sport is today. Case in point, the New Orleans Saints being accused of a monetary bounty system for purposely injuring players on other teams. Not making good plays and winning the game, but deliberate physical assaults. Career ending hits.
Basketball, Hockey and oh yeah, boxing, kick boxing and bare fist fighting, you name it, there are all sorts of pure violence in this entire industry. Let’s not leave out the fake for show wrestling TV shows.
5) Video games. This one is seriously evil. How about some screen shots for you?
Mortal Kombat was one of the first and most popular ultraviolent fighting games featuring “photorealistic” characters, copious amounts of blood, and highly graphic fatalities. Parents were outraged when they saw their children playing a game that allowed them to rip their opponents heads off in a spray of blood.
Modern Warfare 2 included an optional mission called “No Russian” in which players joined Russian terrorists in an airport massacre. Murdering innocent people for fun.
And this one:
RapeLay is a “realistic sexual simulator”Japanese video game where the player takes on the role of a rapist who stalks and rapes girls in a number of explicit situations, with the ultimate goal of making them his sex slaves. The player’s target is a mother and her two daughters.
“Postal,” released in 1997, was one of the first games that gave players the ability to kill innocent bystanders and was one of the first games to focus on kill percentage instead of surviving levels.
And these examples are old games and much, much tamer than anything out today. I got sick to my stomach just writing this.
Our society is interwoven with senseless violence. Our young people are inundated with aggressive violence hitting every one of the five senses.
We have also removed religion and faith from society.
If you want to ban guns go right ahead. But within a few months you will have young people committing mass murder with swords, knives, explosives or rolling pins. Remember that guns are a relatively new invention for human history. There have been massacres happening long before guns were invented.
We need someone to stand up and call for a reformation in American society. A move away from violence to sanity. A move to honesty, decency, and yes, biblical values as expressed in the Ten Commandments among others. Someone like the President of the United States or some other leader that holds the power and the ability to launch a movement in America to reform our society into a sane and healthy one. Good luck with that.
I actually believe that we have already passed the point of no return.
Some Blogging Guy