posted on Dec, 12 2003 @ 03:47 PM
I think I have a better question.
Why is it that every generation sees the world going down the tubes?
The fact is is that it is not. Generally there about the same amount of violence and evil in the world since the dawn of man.
Like I always say, the inherent nature of man is uncontrolable in the extreme, in that on a grand scale will remain a constant.
The only thing that changes, is technology.
Do violent video games and gun access make kids do bad things, no. I had both, as do many kids now, and nothing happens. There is some broken piece
to some people that is small and can elude detection until some event cause people to re-evaluate the situation.
Don't believe me? Violence has always been around.
Gladiators, Nazis, Crusades, the Genocide of 8.1 million Native Americans by the U.S. Government, Slavery worldwide (way before the U.S. did it as
well, etc, etc, etc.
It's like saying there are more gay people now than ever. Not true, but it's just more attractive and socially acceptable.