Has this country gone completely crazy? - 20 little children massacred
Original post made by MIdtown resident, Midtown, on Dec 16, 2012
Enough of the NRA.
Enough of politically-correct talk
Enough of waiting for a "Study" (sponsored by some organization with a hidden agenda) to prove that Watching movies that get more and more violent each year affects people in a negative way.
Enough of peddlers of violent video games when I've heard kids playing them talk nonchalantly of "head-shots" and "body shots". What kind of people think that its OK to make a game out of shooting people in the most bloody manner or of running over innocent bystanders while racing a car?
Enough of the 2nd Amendment. Its outdated. Amend it.
Enough of politicians working for special interest groups instead of the people
Enough of the Abuse of the concept of "Freedom". Absolute freedom is a childish concept. Most countries talk about "citizens rights and responsibilities" not just of "Freedom".
Enough of letting people who want to sell us things control our culture, our children's minds and our politicians.
Enough of the raw greed that is inherent in our version of capitalism where a corporation's sole responsibility is to make money with no regard to what they do to the environment or to the citizens of the country.
Enough of a culture where posessions are prized above relationships.
I think this country has reached a defining moment. Either we use this tragedy to have a real conversation, un-impeded by special interests and political correctness and short-term thinking or we keep using the same lame excuses as we did before and define a new low.
I realize this is a rant and not a solution but I'm sick of the dishonesty and the greedy, selfish, materialistic culture that I see around me and while I fully support strict gun-control, I feel that the problem runs much deeper. We have to look, not at Adam Lanza but in the mirror.