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    rangemaster

    most of us view different pathways for the resolution of violence in our society.

    It's a bit hard to compare different decades. Certainly, in the days of the OK Corral the fighters did not have automatic weapons. In the days of WW II many families did not have TVs.

    If we look at movies created in two or three decades ago, there was much less violence. Kids see violence everywhere and within a decade or two when they become old enough to handle guns, they become violent criminals.

    Most people now get their news and opinion from a media that loves conflict and war. Newspapers are dying perhaps because they can't show the level of violence that is possible to show on TV. We live in a violent country that loves wars. TV molds our minds like nothing else has ever been able to do in history.

    War is costly. Peace is priceless!

    by frostbite on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:05:49 PM PST

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      When I go to the movies and sit through the previews-- and the feature presentation that I just paid to see-- it feels to me like there's a palpable illness in which the audience is indulging.  The movie that I last saw was "The Hobbit".  When I walked out of the theater, I felt uncomfortable with it all, and uncomfortable with the choice I'd made.  After all, I'd taken my children with me.  

      What am I teaching them?  What am I allowing society to teach them?

      We can do better.  I can do better.

      "Life is forever menaced by chaos and must restore balance with every intake of breath"-- Jean Gebser

      by rangemaster on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:32:05 PM PST

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