Friday, 24 August 2007

Problem!

We have a big problem in this country at present. It has been around for some years now.
Why are teenagers shooting each other?

Rhys Jones didn't deserve that. Who does, apart from the lowlife who pulled the trigger. I don't care how young he is, he knew the consequences!

Am I the only one who sees a link with the abolition of corporal punishment in schools, and the coming to prominence of the politically correct brigade?

We have 'lost' a generation, let's not lose another!

17 comments:

Grumpy Old Git said...

I can't understand the attitude of the police here in our town. Everybody knows and fears the two local "gangs" of youths who hang around the town centre at night harrassing people. If they aren't fighting each other they try to cause a confrontion with any old people who are brave enough to do their late night shopping at the Co-op. Police? There aren't any at night.

Grumpy Git said...

Come to think of it, there are only police on the streets on Carnival Day, directing the traffic!

john.g. said...

Keith, Shoot them!

RUTH said...

Well said John.It seems that every news story is about another young life lost. There's too much lack of respect these days for each other...
gosh I sound like my grandmother! Thanks for dropping by and picking up your egg :o)

john.g. said...

Ruth, a pleasure, and thank you! xx

john.g. said...

Pooh, I really didn't mean to type that! I'm a TWAT sometimes.

Jon M said...

Just over the water from the latest outrage. We don't need guns.
For anything.

john.g. said...

Jon m, true, but what to do?

ChrisB said...

I was listening to some debate about guns on the radio this morning. I think we should go down the zero tolerance road but if they can let a paedophile off without a goal sentence after he admitted 25 offences there's no way they'll get tough on guns!

Karmyn R said...

It is happening everywhere - Here in America, it's much much much much worse.

Victims don't have rights, kids are killing each other, repeat offenders are let out of jail, "Dogs and cats living together"....its insane.

PI said...

Local TV news: a 79 year old woman in a coma with a broken jaw from a burglary. The second one in recent weeks. I think parents have got to start caring for their children and simply spending time with them. Or don't h;ave them.

headless chicken said...

It's frightening for sure. A lot of people,not just youths but people of all ages,seem to have very little if any respect for anyone or anything. I suspect it may have started quite a while ago with far more parents being less concerned about basic good manners,standards and values being taught to their kids...and we are now paying the price as those kids now make up the majority of the society we live in. A society where many don't have anyone they feel accountable to. The respect that there was for parents,teachers,police or any other authority figure seems to have gone. I like to think that I am bringing my five kids up with good values etc but they don't seem to have quite the same respect for things as I did. People have more (too much usually)these days and they expect more. We are all at fault to a degree,ramble,rant,ramble.................................

headless chicken said...

Btw,thanks...have awarded back to you the same award you gave me (see my blog)....you will be running out of room soon!!:)

SpanishGoth said...

hmmm

"stupid is as stupid does"

very forrest gump but very true

Keith said...

Headless C - Even if you bring your kids up to be respectful and kind, it makes no difference. As soon as they are old enough to be "street-wise" and mix with the bad 'uns out there, they change. They have to, or get treated as freaks by the yobs. Anyway, it's more fun to be a yob than a normal person!

sablonneuse said...

You're right John-G, the PC brigade are doing more harm than good when they prevent any form of discipline.
A good parent knows when to administer a short sharp slap at an early age, and a responsible teacher or policeman would find their job easier if they were allowed this simple deterrant when children went 'off the rails'.
Many youngsters nowadays rule the roost before they go to school and have no respect for authority whatsoever.
Yet society does more to protect the rights of the wrong doers than their victims.

Shaz said...

I'm with Pi on this one. Treasure their youth & guide them, don't kick them out onto the streets to rot!