Nobody has said that sparing the rod is the total answer. Of course it involves parents who are too lame to deny their kids' every want, too lame to set standards and limits for what they watch, to set rules for how they spend their spare time, whom they associate with, etc., etc., etc.
Today's parents from from an under-parented generation as well, which is why so many of them are lost.
Let's add one-parent homes into the mix, too.
yeah they didnt have hoodies in the fifties
It won't be long before people start claiming satan appeared to them wearing a hoodie. I wonder if less young people use hoodies at nigh after the incident?
This whole thing just troubles the hell out of me. I mean, I can't help thinking that its criminally negligent, of the parents, to have raised a child with so little regard for others; be they adults OR other kids. There is an epidemic in the country (above all others) of bullying. I mean, kids grow up and shoot up schools!!!! We have free will, to a point, and I acknowledge the fact here and now.. lest an argument start.. but these kids who just..snap one day.. and can take no more.. are just as much a victim as the kids in their cross hairs. If you disagree with that, its your right to do so.. but you're ignorant. I was bullied.. kids were cruel to me.. i didn't dress the dress or walk the walk or talk the talk. I was raised by hippies in a world that had moved on to other things.. i was painfully different.. and too kind for my own good.. so I was an easy target. That said, no, I'd never shoot up a school, but I do have deep compassion for these children. A person can only take so much.. before their spirit breaks.. and you simply do not come back from that. Mental illness notwithstanding, a sound child who derives great joy from being cruel to defenseless people..is a punk ass who needs the ever-loving shit beat out of his/her ass with a belt. I'm not suggesting child abuse.. but mean kids need an ass whooping. Plain and simple.. If you touch an open flame, you are burned. If you wait too long to go to the loo, you piss in your pants. If you eat ice cream too fast, you get brain freeze. Cause and effect, people. Ideally, the consequential effect is naturally occurring. If a child HAS no sense of remorse when he/she hurts someone, if their hard wiring doesn't support that basic reaction, then the natural feeling of shame cannot (ergo WILL not) serve as a proper consequence. A fundamental piece of an incredibly important equation is now missing.. and one of the most critical life lessons, therefore, is not learned. The 'don't be an asshole' lesson. THERE MUST BE A CONSEQUENCE!!! Tear their asses UP, people!!!
Some people see a "consequence" as sending the kids to therapy. What makes more sense?" an eye for an eye, or a few sessions with Dr. Feldman for an eye?
RE: "a few sessions with Dr. Feldman for an eye" - it would have been funnier if you had said, "a few sessions with Dr. Feldman for an arm and a leg."
But then, humor really isn't your strong suit. I must have forgotten, what is?
I would have made your joke if getting a laff was my main purpose. My strong suit? Demolishing your arguments...DUH! ;)
RE: "My strong suit? Demolishing your arguments...DUH! ;)"
"You wish?" - that's all you got?
No, "I know you are, but what am I?"
No, "I'm rubber and you're glue - everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you?"
No, "You mother wears army boots?" (Ok, I really had to reach for that last one!)
But, "You wish?" Really?!
No, of course not. After all, I've got YOU!