i fully realise that crime exists in all countries of the world. No one country is exempt from, or above being afflicted by, criminals who behave in appalling fashion that all should consider to be unacceptable in the society in which we live.
But it seems to me more than obvious that America, which leads the world in so many aspects of societal life, has a bigger problem than many.
Here are two reports and two quotes from those reports that highlight something i consider a greater threat to American Society and Americans than any ‘foreign’ criminals.
Chicago – we have a (growing) problem.
“Before 2006, an average of 10-15 students were fatally shot each year. That climbed to 24 fatal shootings in the 2006-07 school year, 23 deaths and 211 shootings in the 2007-08 school year and 34 deaths and 290 shootings last school year.”
“Nine people were killed in 36 shootings last weekend, one of Chicago’s first spring-like stretches of weather this year.”
So far in the first 3 weeks of the Chicago school year 5 students have been murdered…
Think about that for a minute… imagine 5 children from your town/city being murdered in three weeks – what would you do about it?
A memorial to the last student to be bashed to death on the way home from school was burned down shortly after it was erected.
How do you deal with that sort of hate? – with the mentality of a society where this is permitted to continue year after year virtually unabated?
If you can’t deal with this violence how then are you in any way qualified to tell others how they must live in a ‘democracy’ like yours?
Americans can and should be doing more to resolve their internal problems such as this than the external ones which their previous poor foreign policies are largely responsible for producing in the first place.
Maybe then the world could start becoming a better place for all to live peacefully in?
“Do as i say and not do as i do” has never been a good policy – be it by a person or by a State.