Well, now, I am getting up on my soapbox, and hope I don't get dizzy and fall off. This morning, as I was lying in bed and watching the 5:00 news, I was again appalled by the violence that is taking place among young people who apparently have nothing to do but beat on each other with fists and clubs, and kick each other with violence. It speaks of lunacy and lack of any kind of empathy for others. A young man, only 17 years old, was being beaten and finally broke away from his attackers, only to get into a car, and driving away in haste, ran over a twelve year old innocent bystander, who died in the hospital later. The young man did not stop after running over the boy, but kept going. He was arrested later and charged for manslaughter. The whole thing was caught on video by a camera phone, probably belonging to another young person on the scene.
Folks, what is our country coming to??? It turned up on the local news here, because it happened in one of the suburbs of Dallas. But I know it happens all over our country. I just don't understand it. Are our children becoming desensitized to feelings of others? Why? It is like Mob Mentality when a bunch of kids or even adults can gang up on a peer and try to kill them.
I know that many of our young people would never dream of doing such a thing. It horrifies us to think that it could happen so much lately at schools and on the playgrounds. So much of the beatings have wound up on UTube, recorded on camera phones and posted. What has America come to? It is lunacy.
Okay, off the soapbox now. I thank God for the kids that have not taken that path, and for the parents that have raised children in the fear of the Lord, and respect for others.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today, after telling you about my grandson, Daniel J. Bennett, who has written a book, published by Kregel Publications. The book is called "A Passion for the Fatherless" about adoption, and can be purchased at Amazon and is also available on electronic books. We are so pleased about his dedication to promote adopting and caring for fatherless children. I am so pleased with all my grandchildren. Carol and Teresa and their spouses have done wonderful jobs in raising them. (Grandparents are allowed to brag, you know. It is a part of our right)
Well, that is about it for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.