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It's time we stopped apologizing for the acts of the people committing these crimes by blaming alcohol and drugs as the root cause. I submit that the violence in entertainment (TV, movies, video games etc.) and the lack of parental involvement in their lives is a more likely cause. Stop the apologies and look within. These kids are being given so many mixed messages and distractions that they have turn into self absorbed, narcissistic addicted little pr*cks. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child, unfortunately it looks as though we may have burned ours to the ground.edit on 10-4-2014 by Cynic because: (no reason given)
people who say "it takes a village to raise a child", are idiots....it takes parents who give a crap, to raise a child.
They are saying this kid was a basic normal kid...
I am now curious to why he went crazy..
I am also curious to see what kinda drugs he was on..
The fort hood shooter supposedly was on Ambien... The reason this is interesting is because the shooter there also didn't have a history of violence... Same with mostly the other shootings and such in the US all the way back to Columbine..edit on 4/9/2014 by ThichHeaded because: (no reason given)
I don't disagree with you, but you don't have to come off as a total a$$hat.
Carneal, in the December 2002 letter, wrote that he was on the anti-depressant Zoloft and Geodon, an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenic patients.
Carneal described his belief in monsters he called "the danes," which he thought would kill him if he told anyone about them. He said he had a "strange psychic ability" that made him aware of the monsters.
Carneal wrote that he was "caught up" in the delusions until 2000 -- even going so far as to persistently rock in chairs so his feet wouldn't touch the ground where the creatures could grab him. "I still see the people and hands coming out from underneath my bed, but I'm better able to realize that they are not really there," Carneal wrote in December 2002. "I can tell you incident after incident in which I saw, heard, felt, smelt or even tasted things that weren't really there."
We beat the dog, tied her up in a plastic garbage bag, put that bag in another bag ...We put the subdued little pooch in an old book bag and went to some woods. When we got out to the woods, I took a billy club.... I ... handed it to my accomplice. He ran and hit the bagged dog with it. I will never forget the howl she made. it sounded almost human. We laughed and hit her hard. I picked up the book bag, which was now soaked in her blood, and drug her across the ground dropped into the woods. A hole developed in the bag and the dog stuck her head out, fully engulfed in flames.
I know everyone thinks this way sometimes, but I am so full of rage that I feel I could snap
at any moment. I think about it everyday. Blowing the school up or just taking the easy way
out, and walk into a pep assembly with guns. In either case, people that are breathing will
stop breathing. That is how I will repay all you mother ******s for all you put me through.
Columbine, Colorado – April 20, 1999: 18-year-old Eric Harris and his accomplice, Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 26 others before killing themselves. Harris was on the antidepressant Luvox. Klebold’s medical records remain sealed. Both shooters had been in anger-management classes and had undergone counseling. Harris had been seeing a psychiatrist before the shooting.
In fourteen recent school shoots, the acts were committed by persons taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, resulting in over 100 wounded and 58 killed (7).
In other school shootings, information about the shooter’s prescription drug use and other medical history were kept from public records (7).
reply to post by Daedalus
For the record I agree with you.. parents need to relearn the definition of discipline.. Nobody can do that except the parent.. and the police when they get 18 and do stupid crap and goto jail.. But ya it is the sole responsibility of the parent to teach the kid right from wrong.. But if the kid sees the parent whining because bla bla or not showing respect on something then we have an idiot kid.. But in the end I agree..
Also local news are saying that the kid might have been bullied.. Its 6pm est here and I am watching the live news on wpxi they just stated bulling might be a cause..
reply to post by sled735
posts like this, are why i wish there was an anti-star, or downvote feature on ATS...
if the parents do their job, and teach the kid right from wrong, then they don't imitate violence they see on TV...it's not a simple matter of "teens are easily manipulated, let's blame TV and games" that's very simplistic, very two-dimensional thinking, and not at all conducive to the denial of ignorance..
Well, pfft! The FACT is, that many parents don't give a rat's ass what their kids do! They are too busy ripping people off to get money for their next "fix".
Yeah, if the parents were the responsible adults they should be, the kids wouldn't be watching such shows, or playing those games. But there's a lot that aren't. And some kids can watch this stuff in their rooms on their computer without the parent's knowledge.
There are a lot of things that parents just can't control, no matter how hard they try to be a good parent.