Re: With all Due Respect ...
posted at 12/15/2012 11:44 AM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to kansaspatriot's comment:
It ain't about guns. It's about parents doing their due deligence and getting their children help when they need it. In the old days this kid would probably have been in an institution and never had the chance to walk around in society and commit the heinous crime. But nowadays the liberal thought process is let everybody have a chance and win a trophy for coming in 5th place. People today are afraid to ring the alarm bell when someone needs help and then should not be roaming the streets .
I don't think it's liberal or conservative at all. I think it's bad parenting to some degree. Just look around at some of these kids today. No manners, no social skills, no balls, no character, no street smarts, etc.
Not all, but it's true. There's a marked difference and I agree the "5th place" thing is true. I think some schools actually took out stuff like dodgeball because of whiny parents. Pathetic.
I just had some kid tell me I needed to tell him what I was using at a gas station when I was buying some water and a snack (debit or credit card). I said, "excuse me"? He's like "yeah, you need to tell me what it is", after I swiped my card. Umm, I am pretty sure it's your job to ask me if I am using a debit or credit card, kid. That's part of YOUR job.
That, in a nutshell is the difference between Gen X and these younger generations now. I would have never in a million years at age 16-21 while working minimum wage busting my azs in high school or college have been that rude to a customer and acted unprofessional. But, we see that kind of stuff all the time. Throw in the social media crap, video games, texting, etc, and it's just ripe for distraction for what is important, no doubt. All that electronic stuff is fine in moderation, but jesus. Some of these kids have ZERO social skills or the ability to think normally/critically. They don't read books. I know that.
But, that's what is happening in a lot of cases. We have morons having kids. But, those morons could work as a janitor or work as a banker on Wall St. It doesn't really have anything to do with political parties or approach.
I was just talking about this yesterday with my baking buddies at school during lunch (about the same time I got a text about the shooting) and we were saying that the smart phone may now be the single most distracting thing in education. This is a relatively new problem and schools haven't yet figured out how to handle it, right now administrators are thinking it can help in the educational process...bull. These kids text in class, video tape, take HD pictures and in five minutes it's on the internet. They look at you while you're up there teaching and their hands are under their desk texting the whole time. If you try to take their phones away it becomes a major major distraction, plus if a kid has some sort of inapropriate photos on that phone they can accuse you of looking at them...and if the phone gets stolen out of your desk you are on the hook for the 400 dollar iphone.
If you give a kid a test he can easily take a picture of it and text it to his friend in the next class - they can also text eachother for answers. All they have to do is ask for a bathroom pass - text anything they want about the quiz in there and come back with the answers, because you can't deny a student a pass to the bathroom. It's gotten out of control on so many levels with the youth in this country and this electronic age is making it much worse.