posted on Sep, 22 2007 @ 12:35 PM
The overall problem here is just the desensitization to homeless people and all living people/things.
I was reading a few months ago in the City Paper in Philadelphia about how there's a reoccurring problem of violence against bums. They talked about
how all the teenage kids from the suburbs around Philly found it fun and humorous to take a trip into the city and harass bums. But not just harass,
physically assault them! These kids would come into the city and four or so of them would beat the living crap out of these homeless people.
The problem here is the lack of human understanding. These people who do things like this aren't seeing these homeless people as equals. They walk
by these scruffy people on the street and don't even relate them as humans, or at least on their same level.
The point being, it's the overall lack of human brotherhood. This problem stems from all over. Of course a lot of it has to do with media and video
games. (I know this is a very fox news approach), but it really does have an affect. Not to everyone, (I can watch things and realize they are
atrocious and feel within myself that the actions are terrible), but to other people they just laugh or feel that it's validated through their anger
or hatred. (example: Sadam being hung. Are we still that barbaric? What warrants us being brought down to the very same barabric level that we're
If you never think about the other side it remains as strictly external happenings and not reality. It's the fact that people who do this type of
heinous acts (and things much worse) don't see the other side.. they can't even fathom what it's like, so it doesn't even pass through their
But, it's not only the desensitization through media and games, it stems much much further. This is a problem of our whole species and
spiritual evolution. Some people see this and realize how truly terrible this is.. some people don't, and some people do and don't care.
There is still the problem of the ego driven nature of humans. Where there's this thought that I am more important than you. And therein lies
Like your mother said, "Treat others as you'd like to be treated". Now relate that to violent acts, wars, poverty, and all the other problems
throughout the world. And we can see that we are still being selfish.. whether it's on a national level or a personal one.
Hopefully the outrage that you feel won't turn to revenge or anger, instead consider your own actions on all levels. Harmony will lead our race out
of this mess.