reply to post by Yissachar1
No this isn't due to a liberal government.
I've seen blogs on ATS where people got up in arms over the possibility of our youth performing free community service instead of sitting around
playing violent shoot em up video games.
Well, in my opinion I think our youth should have to perform 4-8 hours of community service each month while in high school.
I donated 2 hours a week from 16-18 as a candy striper and have donated time to the ASPCA, Habitat for Humanity, food distribution for the homeless
and various other charities.
The media and parents have promoted a mindset.................service to self vs. service to others. No payback, no agenda.
But people would protest.
If the parents can't or won't raise their children to be responsible citizens, maybe the government should step in and promote being a good citizen
We protest school uniforms because it would infringe against our youth’s freedoms, but in actuality it which would stop young girls from dressing
like sluts and young men dressing like gansters.
We protest mandatory community service, like helping to prepare and serve meals to our homeless, veterans and the elderly, picking up the litter on
our many streets, roads, parks and all over, helping at the ASPCA.
We protest the very things that should be promoted not protested.
We have allowed Hollywood, the media and Game box to promote a lazy, me first, service to self generation, like the pelicans in the movie, "Finding
Nemo", me, me, me, me.
It's not cool to be kind, thoughtful and service to others.
It's due to a society that has allowed its youth to embrace a violent, urban, ghetto mentality.
The media has made it cute to be a spoiled princess like Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton or "one of Hollywood's bad boys". Rarely do they promote the
people that are kind, generous and service to others.
And get this.............if mankind does not change his paradigm we are going to eventually destroy most of humanity.
Mindset......................this is not the fault of "government" it's the fault of lifestyle promoted by Hollywood. The indoctrination that it is
cool to be self-centered and selfish.
Obama tried to promote service to community and there must have been 1,000 replies here on ATS that protested.
No, not the government...........parents protesting the "rights" for their youth to degenerate into egotistical, greedy, self-centered morons.
Hollywood’s many movies that have an underlying message to dumb down and mean up the up coming generation…………it’s called brainwashing.
It is a conspiracy, from breaking down and apart the family unit to promoting a me first screw you attitude.
No, a "liberal" govenment is not the root cause of this sad incident, it's the selfish and mean attitude that has been promoted by our movies,
sitcoms, music and games.
And it has become a world wide problem not just in Britian and America but globally.
edit on 25-9-2010 by ofhumandescent because: grammer/spelling