Sunday, January 9, 2011

The world is a scary place

What has happened to human beings??  How did we become so cruel and angry and mean and spiteful?  A woman is laying in a hospital with a gunshot wound to her head.  A 9 year old girl is dead.  Crazy people are picketing funerals of the soldiers who died protecting the freedoms of the crazy people.  You can't drive down the road without worrying some road-raging nut is going to shoot you on your way to or from work.  All I can say is WTF???  It seems like over the past few years life has gotten quite a bit more frightening.  All you hear about on the news are horror stories about the way we treat each other.  Bombings, fires, shootings, stabbings, abductions, just goes on and on and on.  What happened?  I know there have always been wars, and there have always been crazy people, but doesn't it feel like things are spiraling out of control?  People being shot execution style on the side of the road.  Children watching TV in their houses being killed by bullets coming through the windows.  You hear more and more about minors committing horrendous crimes.  Everyone owns a gun.  Why is that?  They say it's to protect themselves.  Hmmm....maybe if NO ONE except the police had guns, we wouldn't HAVE to protect ourselves so intensely.  My opinion, and it doesn't matter to anyone but me, is that our freedoms are out of control.  So-and-so wants to be able to stand on a street corner and talk about how he loves the devil.  He can because it's freedom of speech.  Crazy church people can picket funerals because it's freedom of speech.  The right to bear arms tells us that any whacked out drug dealer or pimp can own a handgun legally as long as it's registered.  And clarify this for me...outside of a war zone, why do we need automatic weapons???  We are majorly messed up, people.  Sure, there are good people out there.  But they are starting to be outnumbered by those who don't really care about life, their fellow man, or anything else except for themselves.  It makes me so sad.  It makes me ashamed of what we've become.  And it makes me wish for simpler times when there were rules and laws and when you did something wrong you were punished for it.
To those of you who are the crazy-funeral-picketting-church-people...I hope there is a special place in Hell for you.

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