I hear ya Greeney....
I'm told that that is how it used to be. I unfortunately never knew such a world, I only know the world we know today.
Which, really, makes me kind of think that it was always this way even though I'm told otherwise by people of your generation and that of my parents, and their parents. It just seems so normal for people to behalf the way they do. Well... Normal but not acceptable.
I've long yearned for a life where I don't have to worry about other people, it's enough to make you old, and cold, and incompassionate. When you see people shoot each other dead for money, for drug money.. You wonder. Is it worth it? Or how about the 6 year old who catchs a stray bullet and dies in his parents arms because of these idiots fighting over turf or drugs..
The screwed up part is kids think it's cool, and don't think it's that bad. Oh well, sucks for the kid who gets shot, but whatever, it wasn't on purpose, we're fighting each other not the kid.
See, to me that sort of logic is SO ridiculous I have trouble labelling it 'logic', but what's more ridiculous is this is how some think.
And then you have stuff like that 15 year old beating the 2 year old to the point of death...
Why isn't the world simple? I don't know... I wish it were. I wish that I could have the mind that a dog or a cat has, no worries about money, about drug wars and stray bullets, no worries about cracked-out fiends who will rob you and leave you bleeding in a ditch for the chance that you may have a few bucks on you just so they can get their next fix, no worries that if you leave your front door unlocked (or even if you don't) someone will break in and take your stuff, perhaps harming you or your loved ones in the process... Not worrying that if such an event occurs that the law won't stick up for you, that if you retaliate you may be going to jail.
But then on the other hand, you have to worry about screwed up people who might stick you in a microwave oven and cook you, or cut you in half and drag you by your entrails, or stick you on a pike, or stomp on you until you die in high-heels for a camera for some sick fucks amusement if you're a cat or dog... So I guess there is no escape, truly.
We must live in and endure this world. Make it better? It's too stacked for that I think, too many powerful people who strictly want to keep it this way to make a change. Not enough people to back you up if you do want to make a change anyway, because everyone is so busy with their cell phones and their lives, and their working 40 hours a week to pay their bills and debts so they can keep living in this perverted shitty little world the way the always have and will continue to do... The endless river, forever and ever...
"George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd."