People keep asking “what will it take to end these mass shootings?” I have an idea. It is not a quick fix but it starts with a change in our everyday behavior. It starts with US!
Attention Adults – each time you tell an ‘off-color’ joke or make a snide comment that degrades women, belittles a person because of the color of skin or birthplace, makes fun of a person because of their special needs or demeans another human being because of who they love…the young people around are listening! YOU are planting a seed that will grow and can grow to a point that murder is the choice thay make. These mass shooting are by people who were taught and influenced to believe that other people are below them because of race, gender or sexual orientation. They were not born with that hate!
When you are trying to be ‘funny’ at the expense of another persons self-worth…you ARE NOT FUNNY; when you chant – ‘Send Them Back’ at a political rally because you disagree with a persons political views YOU ARE WRONG; when your religion says a wife should ‘obey’ her husband, YOU ARE CRUEL….you are teaching these beautiful and innocent children HOW to hate and HOW to discriminate!