The High Cyde wrote:Ya'll thought I was kidding about this world being completely ****ed.
Sandy Hook sealed the deal for me. We're not going to do **** about guns if we didn't do anything about Sandy Hook. Full stop. Don't kid yourselves into thinking this will be any different. If 23 dead kids didn't convince these **** to do something, nothing is going to.
My girlfriend's dad and his friend were at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, they go damn near every year. They were about 200 yards away from where it happened, and thankfully they're safe...but this is getting too close...I was planning to take my entire family to the LA Fair when it opens later this month...but I'm scared now man. There's just no reasoning to chaos and madness. It'll drive you mad yourself.
I might have to buy my little nieces and nephews **** bullet proof backpacks and ask their parents to talk to them about how to respond to a school shooting...
What a joke of a country, seriously.
Even at this point it's like every shooter it's the same story. The Dayton shooter got caught keeping a rape and kill list of other students in 2012 (he was 17/18
). No legal action or expulsion was pursued. I got kicked out of school for getting into a fight (no injuries at all to anyone involved) when I was 11 under the threat of being charged with assault and battery.
If I didn't change schools I wouldn't be legally allowed to own a gun right now, but he still is allowed to because instead of stopping him before he escalated the system stop supported, and protected him.
That's rough, close call there.
You know, I read your sig sometimes, and it's an absolutely great quote. And I can't help but think it's speaking to me, because I am remaining silent on many, many things; I feel defeated against it. MLK is probably rolling over in his grave seeing what's happening in this country.
The system, whatever it is, is failing it's citizens. I can't fathom how to fix it, but I think it's the "American psyche", it's very much ingrained in the thoughts and minds of the people of this country, or at least some majority of it.
This country for whatever reason, thinks it's the greatest country that there ever was, currently is, and will continue to be for hundreds of years...it's completely counter productive and that's bled into the citizens. This country is done. Probably peaked during the 80s and 90s and it's gonna be downhill from here.
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday and of course the shootings came up, and we pretty much agreed that America just isn't a safe country anymore. Not that it ever was.
You shouldn't be afraid of getting shot in a movie theater.
Or getting ran over at the beach.
Or getting shot while you're dancing at a concert.
Or out shopping at the mall with your mom and sister.
Or going to your local garlic festival with your friends.
You shouldn't have to be scared you'll never see you kid again when you drop them off at school.
Like, this is what people don't understand. This is what I'm deeply afraid of, that the kid I helped bring into this world and then who became my world... will get shot and die and the shooter kills himself and then wtf am I supposed to do?
Let's just imagine that for a minute. It's hard to even comprehend.
We're all just different manifestations of life, like how waves are just temporary manifestations of the ocean, each wave, each person has a right to life, a right for their time on the shore, each one is fragile and unique and only here a short amount of time. It should be respected, and most of all treasured.