you are a criminal! Nobody takes responsibility for his or her own actions
In my mind, if you commit a crime, then
makes that final choice. No matter how hard and pathetic you think your
to break the law-nobody made the decision for you. Oliver Stone didn’t
NRA did not make you illegally purchase guns. The Internet did not force
you to download recipes for bombs.
a quick finger of blame so they could feel better somehow. Unfortunately,
are easily accessed on the Internet, and that “alternative” ideas seem
to flourish on the Internet. Immediately everyone wants to censor the hell
focused merely on the fact that firearms were used by these psychos. They
immediately want more gun laws and bans (but fail to mention that dozens
of existing gun laws were broken by these boys as it is, and that the laws
now being proposed in the aftermath would not have prevented this sort
of thing). Others quickly point out that these kids played violent arcade
games and watched violent movies–ban these things as well. People that
and/or metal bands.
Am I the only one that is saying, “These
kids were psychos that should have been stopped before it got this far?”
These kids already had criminal records. They wore Nazi paraphernalia to
school, they threatened other kids. They had Web pages detailing their
bombs and various hate messages. They managed to amass bomb-making materials
right in their homes. They got older friends to buy guns for them, et cetera.
BOMBS right in the garage?
Am I the only one saying, “I use the Internet.
music. I have been ridiculed by classmates, but I’ve never even thought
about killing anybody!” I have seen Natural Born Killers. I have played
Doom. I’ve listened to black metal. I own several swords used in martial
arts practice. I use the Internet everyday. As far as the finger-pointing
yet I haven’t committed a school massacre. I have never wanted to, nor
will I ever. And yet all these things are somehow to blame for these kids
going nuts and attacking their fellow classmates at school. Can we stop
the finger-pointing for just a second to realize these two kids, and these
made the decision to go into that school and set off bombs and shoot at
minorities and jocks?
I take full responsibility for my actions,
and I naïvely expect others to do the same. Maybe I should just point
back and blaming others for what I don’t have. And in the same respect,
if I screw up, I admit that I screwed up. Nobody’s fault but my own. And
if I ever commit some crime and get caught, blame ME instead of the economy,
thing that is on the “cool list of things to blame today.”