by Anniel 11/8/16
When I was very young there were some things I never expected I would ever see. I had read a few crime novels, hey, I had even read about the rape of Nanking, but I thought that I, personally, would never meet a violent criminal, least of all a murderer. They simply did not exist in the world where I lived.
Some 70 or so years later, I realize how naive that thinking was. Bear is much more pragmatic about such things, but we have been discussing how shocking the casual nature of violent crime has become. All kinds of crime, from cop killing to random murder and terrorism. As someone in the EU said, “It’s the world’s new reality, get used to it.”
Even the victims are treated very casually, tossed aside by the MSM and the justice system like so many pieces of garbage, especially if the perpetrator is an illegal alien living in a so-called “Sanctuary City.”
Our discussion turned to the people we personally know who have been involved with violent crimes. We counted six victim families we have known, some very well. We have also known three perpetrators of such senseless violence.
There are some things I can tell you about the families left behind when a violent crime occurs. They never really recover. I only discovered one good friend’s grief when I found her weeping on the 30th Anniversary of the rape and murder of her sister.
Then I remember a young mother I knew and often tended her baby. Her family moved to another state where a teenage neighbor boy assaulted and murdered that child when she was but 3-years-old. The boy’s family knew he was a pedophile, but moved from their old home to protect their own child from a juvenile record.
Even realizing how intimate we have been with the sad victims of crime and actually knowing one, at least, who was criminally insane, Bear and I are agreed that over the years, and especially since our culture has strayed from God and Biblical principles, the nature of crime can only be termed as casual, almost as though people have determined they have a right to violence and murder. And they can always blame their crimes on someone else, or on drugs, or on an “unfair” society in general. In their own eyes, they are the “real” victims.
A few days ago a criminal illegal alien in Denver was reportedly traveling 134 mph in a 35 mph zone when his car crashed and caused a four car pile-up that killed one woman. He walked away and was found naked and dancing in a pond. We can assume drugs were involved, but he confessed and said he “was just being stupid.” He didn’t seem to care what he had done. Maybe “being stupid” is the new get out of jail free card.
There seems to be no sense of shame left for the casual criminals amongst us, and society, particularly the schools and courts, do nothing to develop any character or teach truth, or punish the guilty, while parents shield their darlings, fearing their loss of “self esteem.”
Politicians and judges (is there a difference?), from the top down, are the biggest group of cheerleaders and enablers for these criminals. Such politicians and judges are the worst criminals of all. Some of the casual. criminals get invited to the White House to meet the President, and some are invited as props for State of the Union addresses.
Our society is more horrified by the politically incorrect than by capital crimes. And the politicos want to repeal our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Defending ourselves seems to be less important than making sure the criminals are never punished.
How long can our country be held hostage to such sickeningly casual criminals and violence? How do we, you and I, fight them? I surely do not have any answers to those questions. As long as society continues to tolerate high crimes and misdemeanors amongst those at the top, what hope do the rest of us lowly beings have?
Sorry, but I’m afraid things will only get worse. Please tell me where I’m wrong.