Tuesday, April 17, 2007

nobody asked

but here it is anyway. My opinion on the recent shootings. So there!
Guns are not the problem. We don't need more laws or more policemen. We aren't going to fix things by shooting the shooters or with the normal form of punishment in jail or execution. And I think I know what is wrong. Something big, something really really BIG needs to change. The problem as i see it is that young people are told what to do, how to act, and even what to believe to the point where they are unable to look inside themselves for the answers anymore. If they cannot find answers within, they cannot distinguish between right and wrong. Right and wrong is meaningless when it comes from someone else's rules. We need to allow people, starting with the very young, autonomy and the freedom to make their own decisions. Are you suprised? Why? You knew I was an anarchist all along, didn't you? This is what anarchy is all about, letting people make their own decisions, choose their own actions, based on what their heart tells them is the right thing to do. It's when we take that choice away from people that they don't recognize the distinction between right and wrong that lies within their own hearts.

It's gonna happen sooner or later, why fight it? Be a part of the change instead! Start today by recognizing another person's humanity and their right to decide for themselves what to do. Respect other people, y'all. That's all I'm talking about. With more respect in this world, there would be fewer horrible things like what happened yesterday. But we're taught, starting in kindergarten or even earlier, that we aren't able to choose for ourselves what to do, we are constantly told what to do, how to act, what to wear, even what to believe! We start doubting ourselves, especially when that inner voice disagrees with what others are telling us, which it sometimes does. We lose any self-respect because respect is rarely given to young children. We lose touch with that inner sense of right and wrong that lies within each person's heart. And that, my friends, is what is wrong with the world we live in.

1 comment:

Anam_Kihaku said...

respect is a huge thing. thankfully canada is big on respect - hence the more guns than usa but only less than 1% of the shootings. we saw it happening more and more in the uk - no respect for themselves, hence no repsect for other people,m hence smashing someones property up, beating them up isnt a big deal becuase they dont care. end of story. :( it is very sad that our society as a whole and spiralled into a society that needs to be shaken to realise whats important. and to be very honest, parenting skills need to be re learnt - it shas to be more about the persona nd less about the money :( the more money is valued above the person, the more this sort of thing will happen :(