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What Went Wrong ???

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This has been around for awhile but, I just found it again so I posted it just in case anybody missed it.

A Compilation of Thoughts [From Numerous Sources] on:

WHAT WENT WRONG IN LITTLETON, COLORADO
If the parents had kept their children away from guns, we wouldn't have had such a tragedy.

It must have been the guns.

It couldn't have been because our children get to spend an average of 30 seconds in meaningful conversation with their parents each day. After all, we give our children quality time.
It couldn't have been because we allow our children to watch, on average, seven hours of television a day filled with the glorification of sex and violence.
It couldn't have been because we allow our children to play violence dominated video games for hours on end. Video games that literally teach murder as an instinctive way to solve problems.
It couldn't have been because we allow our children to enter into "virtual" worlds in which, to win the game, one must kill as many opponents as possible in the most sadistic way possible.
It couldn't have been because we allow our children uncontrolled and unsupervised use of the Internet where they can find websites that preach wicked, perverted and deviant behaviour.
It couldn't have been because the evening news is a daily lesson of hate, prejudice, intolerance, bias and outright deceit about people and groups whose views differ from the "controlling media."
It couldn't have been because our children have become so spoiled with material things that they come to equate the receiving of the material with love.
It couldn't have been because our children, who historically have been seen as a blessing, are now being viewed as inconveniences that parents try to raise in their spare time.
It couldn't have been because our nation is developing a pattern of violence and "copy-cat" crimes because savage death and gratuitous violence – produced "LIVE" for endless hours -- boosts TV ratings and sells newspapers.
It couldn't have been because we give a few months in prison, or suspended sentences and probation for teen-agers who kill and maim -- and then give them a clean criminal record when they turn eighteen.
It couldn't have been because we teach our children that there are no laws of morality that transcend us, that everything is relative and that actions don't have consequences. What the heck, the president (Clinton) gets away with it.

No!, it must have been the guns.
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Good Counter Points.
Interesting...Can "normal" kids get so desensitized to death & watching violent death that coupled with excessive fantasy & role playing they could be made more prone to kill "in real life" easier.
I have absolutely no idea.
What do you all think?

Also...since most kids never make any decisions to do anything really evil like start shooting up a school then what factors make the kids who DO...do it??

One common link is that most young school "killers" were being constantly teased or rejected or made to feel like they were outcasts or strange by other students.
 
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