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Could It Really Have Been the Guns???

February 23, 2009

I found this on my pc today. It still holds true just as much as it did when I first read it a number of years ago. In fact, I think it holds true even more so now. He apparently gave this soliloquy not too long after the incident at Littleton, CO.

It Must Be the Guns – by Paul Harvey

For the life of me, I can’t understand what could have gone wrong in Littleton, Colorado. If only the parents had kept their children away from the guns, we wouldn’t have had such a tragedy.

Yeah, it must have been the guns.

It couldn’t have been because half of our children are being raised in broken homes.

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 treat our children as pets and our pets as children.

It couldn’t have been because we place our children in day care centers where they learn their socialization skills among their peers under the law of the jungle while employees who have no vested interest in the children look on and make sure that no blood is spilled.

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 that isn’t fit for adult consumption.

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 have sterilized and contracepted our families down to sizes so small that the children we do have are 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 from God, are now being viewed as either a mistake created when contraception fails or inconveniences that parents try to raise in their spare time.

It couldn’t have been because we give two-year prison sentences to teen-agers who kill their newborns.

It couldn’t have been because we teach our children that there is no God, there are no laws of morality that transcend us, that everything is relative and that actions don’t have consequences.

Take the president, even he gets away with it.

Nah, it must have been the guns………

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  1. February 24, 2009 10:48 AM

    That is so wild! What a great collection of thoughts on why our society in general is crumbling. Yes, video games, inappropriate television, the denegration of the family, day care… and when something goes wrong, we blame it on the guns. Thanks for sharing.

    http://womenofcaliber.wordpress.com

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