Make-Believe Violence for Children


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cliffy
November 12, 2008, 12:13 AM
Violence is REAL. Yes, we would like to protect our children from every violent scenario, but violence in real-life is fearsomely real. Seven-Years-Olds are more aware of violence than we old farts ever conceived of fearing at fifteen-years-of-age. A dog-eat-dog world is now a wolf-eat-sheep world. Lost jobs affect children more so than ever before. Homes lost affect children profoundly. The new American homestead regards homes retained finacially. American families MUST persist to keep America FREE, yet Communism rears its ugly head during the midst of our Frredom battle. We are in a true battle to retain our American way of life. cliffy

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jhco50
November 12, 2008, 01:33 AM
I am 60 and concur with your post. I have a few fears, one being that our country is on a downhill slide to socialism. I have always maintained that we will need another civil war to get our freedoms back, but anymore I don't think that will happen.

This brings me to fear number two. I don't think there are enough men that are willing to fight for our freedoms anymore. I'm not talking about the army, I'm tallking about us as a gun comunity. We talk a good story, but many of us would fold at the first sign of danger.

My daughter-in-law was taunting me over the war in Iraq and said they should gather up republicans and send them over there. I told her we were already over there. She then ask me if I would deploy. I told her yes, in fact, I already did and I am a vet. I heard no more. If civil war does break out here, ask yourselves (in fact, post it here) whether or not you would be willing to fight for your freedoms, and maybe die for them. I would.

Carlos Cabeza
November 12, 2008, 03:32 PM
There are few men left like you Sir..........

Thanks for carrying the torch of freedom.............

mgregg85
November 12, 2008, 03:44 PM
This is kinda off topic but something interesting to consider about our society.

We seem to have little or no problem with 'make believe violence' being freely broadcasted on our TV screens and many of us have no problem with our very young children watching such disturbing violence. I've seen 8 year olds watching Full Metal Jacket and Saving Private Ryan, with their parents consent no less.

Yet we, as a nation, have a huge problem with the open display of the human body, even for a few seconds. The whole super bowl 'wardrobe malfunction' clearly demonstrated this when the nation threw such a huge fit and massive fines were charged. All because a female nipple was displayed for a few seconds on live tv.

Now what does that say about the nature of our society? That we so happily cherish horrible, graffic violence, yet we detest the display of the human body, a beautiful thing.

I'd love to see the results of a national survey asking whether parents would rather have their young children watch the movie Saw V or some kind of vanilla HBO pornography. I know that neither of these choices are appropriate, but I'm betting Saw V would win by a large margin.

Walkalong
November 12, 2008, 07:09 PM
There is a time and a place for everything. Music belongs at halftime. Bare breasts belong at bedtime. ;)

I agree. Play violence gets it out of their system while understanding they are playing and it is not acceptable to do for real.

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