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Stuff happens Donovan

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Crime is a social issue, not a weapons issue.

by _Papa_ In reply to Stuff happens Donovan

Despite our American bragging about equality, you surely know better. We have an enormous gulf between the rich and poor, and a shrinking middle class. Our entertainment media convinces many that to be less than wealthy is to be worthless. Face it: most TV shows present the middle class and the poor to be stupid and incapable of being honest. (Stop me now before I lose my objectivity here.)
While I in no way approve of taking up a life of crime for any reason (and realizing that what *is* crime varies in society), I can recognize some of the causes. Illicit drug trafficking and use are usually rampant where little respect for self and others prevails. A violent lifestyle emerges, and those of us who try to avoid these people feel ill at ease and challenged when confronted by one we might feel is a part of "that" world. Hence a heightened psychological need for protection and self-defense.
I'm no exception, I'm an old geezer and "sot" in my ways. I watch the same news you do. The news media distorts our perception of the world around us, and magnifies any trouble they report. I, like many if not most others, try to find the middle of all this, but the light is poor and shadowy.
Please forgive our attitudes if they don't coincide with that of other societies. but were are raised in ours.

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Right on!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Crime is a social issue, ...

Arm your minds against all comers.

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Must be different where you are

by santeewelding In reply to Crime is a social issue, ...

Where I am, "crime" is not until lawfully pronounced. Until then, yours is a case of taking law into your own hands and shooting your mouth off.

Corollary being, whatever activity you are talking about, and however you respond to it, you are on your own.

Puts you on the spot, doesn't it? Puts everything about you on the spot.

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How About

by dogknees In reply to Crime is a social issue, ...

Americans stop bragging about an equality of opportunity that does not exist in their society.

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I hope you are not trying to say that American Society

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How About

Is a replica of Ferengi Society where everyone expects to be screwed and sole aim in life is to get to the top so that they can screw everyone else.


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by dogknees In reply to I hope you are not trying ...

Picking up on the first sentence of the OP.

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Well at least did you read

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Just

The Community Central News Letter this week?

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All I need

by _Papa_ In reply to I hope you are not trying ...

Is for someone to rub my earlobes j-u-s-t right.

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