Friday, July 20, 2012

"What Will the World be Like for Tomorrow's Children?"

    I am the Joker!


    Every time a violent incident happens, Riane Eisler's book "Tomorrow's Children" resonates in my mind. Some call it mental health problem, but it's beyond individuality. It's a compile of many things which culminates in tragedies.  

    In the prologue of her book, Riane Eisler  states:

    "Today, young people often feel powerless to change the course of their lives, much less the course of the world around them. Many become immersed in the me-firstism and overmaterialism that permeates much of our mass culture, futilely seeking meaning and belonging in the latest fad or commercial offering. Some bury their pain and anger in drugs, gangs, and other destructive activities, unconscious and seemingly uncaring of the effect their actions have on themselves and others. A number become violent, under the thrall of hate-Mongering or religious  fanaticism, or simply because of our video games, television, ads, and movies make violence seen normal and even fun."

    Gunshot in Colorado 

    "The gunman who blasted his way through a packed movie house early on Friday, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others, had apparently been planning his attack for weeks..."

    Following the Colorado shooting, Bill Moyers looks at the cost of America’s obsession with guns, and calls out the National Rifle Association.

    Now, everyone whispers these words.

    If It Were Up To Me

    Words and Lyrics by CHERYL WHEELER

    Maybe it's the movies, maybe it's the books
    Maybe it's the bullets, maybe it's the real crooks
    Maybe it's the drugs, maybe it's the parents
    Maybe it's the colors everybody's wearin
    Maybe it's the President, maybe it's the last one
    Maybe it's the one before that, what he done
    Maybe it's the high schools, maybe it's the teachers
    Maybe it's the tattooed children in the bleachers
    Maybe it's the Bible, maybe it's the lack
    Maybe it's the music, maybe it's the crack
    Maybe it's the hairdos, maybe it's the TV
    Maybe it's the cigarettes, maybe it's the family
    Maybe it's the fast food, maybe it's the news
    Maybe it's divorce, maybe it's abuse
    Maybe it's the lawyers, maybe it's the prisons
    Maybe it's the Senators, maybe it's the system
    Maybe it's the fathers, maybe it's the sons
    Maybe it's the sisters, maybe it's the moms
    Maybe it's the radio, maybe it's road rage


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