This whole story about that Australian college student getting gunned down by those three wannabe gang banger thugs just has me wondering how people’s mentality can degrade to a point where human life out in the real world means nothing. They were bored, so in their minds it was OK to find anyone to kill. What the Hell breeds such sociopathic thinking? This whole gang banger mentality is, as I’m guessing everyone here will agree, a fucking cancer on society (like religious fundamentalism). No, I’m not bashing Hip-Hop, please don’t take it that way, I know many who are into that who are fantastic human beings.
No, this is like some..some sort of mental and moral corruption happening here. It would be easy to blame the gun, God knows if those monsters didn’t have access to one that perhaps that young man would be alive, but I suspect that perhaps they’ve could have easily used a bat or some other weapon. But it isn’t just these gang bangers, you’re seeing this callousness from many parts of society. How many remember the GOP debate where the question if someone didn’t have insurance that person should essentially get screwed and die? You had people fucking cheering that this hypothetical person should die! I guess I go back to my original question, how can someone’s mentality degrade where human life out in the real world means nothing?
No doubt those in the “Pro-life” movement are going to cite the 50 million plus abortions as a testimony in the general degradation of the attitude towards life. But I think that is too blunt. The average American does not go around saying “fuck Humanity, I don’t care if I run over a child!” From my observation, the average person is just trying to survive and left alone, basically live and let live. But what we are seeing now is more acute, packed into incidents like Columbine or the Colorado shooter or a mother who leaves her kids in a car and drives it into pond. More and more, it seems as if what we are witnessing a massive mental health situation. While not every child or the majority of children are ticking time bombs of psychopathy, we are seeing more and more kids just shift into these savage predators. In the UK there are numerous stories of youth stabbing people, while here in the US the force used is the gun.
Can we as a society just take a pause and examine the situation? See what is leading to this wave of life ending horror being perpetrated by those whose lives are still in the beginning phase? What are the causes? I don’t believe that there is just one isolated reason. Some will say its a lack of two-parent families while others are saying its inequality or the general destruction of the social contract. What if it is both and more? What if its drug abuse along with the collapse of the family and the social contract? Too many questions and we need to seek answers starting yesterday.