This mass murder in Florida today really has me upset. All senseless killing upsets me, obviously. But this one in particular on Valentine’s Day… it just has me torqued today like none other.
I remember back when I was in high school.. we actually had a “Firearm Safety” class with real firearms and live ammo. There weren’t any mass shootings at least not on the scale of like they are today.
So what changed? Society is what changed. Sadly, my generation blew it (speaking in general). My generation failed to raise decent children for the most part. My generation raised a bunch of self-centered entitled little shitheads that think they are above everyone else and above the law. They really don’t have a moral compass. They have no belief in a higher power LIKE GOD! They are sick and my generation allowed it to happen!
It makes me sick to my stomach when I see so many people tolerate things entering their home that would have never been allowed in the homes when we were children. Everything from blood and gore movies and television shows to alcohol and drugs and violent music and video games and so much more.
My generation are horrible parents as a group. They allow the things they always wanted but were told “No” to. They accept these things as a normal part of society. They don’t enforce attending church or volunteering in their community. They accept dinners away from home nearly every night. They accept blood, guts, gore and sex on their television.
My generation will argue that it’s just part of how society evolved. Nope! I am not buying it for a second. Just because they are horrible parents and don’t want to accept that fact doesn’t make it normal. It makes it shirking of one’s duty as a parent.
I’m not perfect. Hell.. I’m a divorced dad. I have three children who grew up more with their mother than with me. But I can promise you, not one of my children would raise a hand, let a lone a gun at someone in anger. They were taught better. They were shown the errors of that entitled thinking.
Parents need to be parents. Raise children who are connected to their community instead of the video game console or social media. Don’t be afraid to discipline your children. Show them right from wrong. Teach them to respect others. Teach them there are consequences for their ill behavior. Stop letting them watch blood, gore, sex and crime shows. Don’t let that garbage into your home…even if your children no longer live with you.
You want to see society change? Sadly, I don’t think it’s ever going to be the way it used to be. But the only chance we have is to raise decent human beings, instead of entitled little shitheads!!
As for protecting the children in schools now… why the heck are we not posting armed United States Veterans at each school? We are the certified good guys for crying out loud. We have been trained at perimeter control (even better than most non-military police officers most likely). I know there are thousands of unemployed veterans in need of a job and countless others like me who would be happy to volunteer to man a post at our schools for free. Why is this not happening everywhere? If society wants to raise little shitheads, let’s see them dance with the big boys who aren’t afraid to shoot back instead of cower in a closet or under a desk begging for their lives.
America has some real changes that need to be made. Sadly, Americans probably don’t have the stomach for what must be done. By God… if someone is shooting… let’s shoot back! What the F is wrong with this concept? Tell me. I defy anyone to tell me why armed veterans guarding our children wouldn’t be the best idea ever!
I’m done ranting now. Y’all have a nice evening. But think about what I have said. You know I am correct. Deep down in places you don’t like to think about… you know I am correct about all of the above.
Vern Six is a freelance computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is a United States Army certified survival expert and former full-time Christian missionary having lived in Guatemala helping spread God’s word. Vern has been a hobby blogger for nearly seven years. You can learn more about Vern by visiting his website at http://AccordingToVern.com or by visiting the the Facebook fan page at http://facebook.com/accordingtovern