All the demonstrations and violence in our streets today gave me pause. Have we honestly thought about the reasons for these problems?
I think not, because it takes introspection and scrutiny. Many in the media and people on the street would be hard pressed to speak to the obvious. Children raised in broken homes already have a handicap. Being reared in a home that has no love or discipline creates anger, hostility, with little direction for the future. It’s only a matter of time before that anger reaches the streets in our communities.
We could go through life in denial as the conditions worsen. Who has the courage to face this issue head on? I don’t see it. As long as we ignore these children raised in dysfunctional homes, the violence will continue. The media doesn’t hesitate to push the myth of “hands up don’t shoot” but never a contraction.
So much for honest journalism. They know how to fan the flames of police officers shooting citizens. But little concern is shown when people shoot each other on the streets. As long as we ignore the real problem, police officers, and teachers for that matter, will remain the scapegoats.
The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.