Scouts-L Mail Archive for May of 1999: Littleton tragedy ...a different perspective
Littleton tragedy ...a different perspective
John M. Ballenger
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 11:03:14 -0400
>> Folks, it's not the ready availability of weaponry, home cooked
explosives, violent movies, games, or even the Internet. <<
I agree with many of your remarks, but I cannot agree with your
sentence above. In my opinion, the main contributing factor is the
violence in movies and television. The violence in movies and TV has
legitimized, in the eyes of children, the use of force and violence, and
has cheapened human life.
That does no mean I disagree with your other observations and
recommendation. Your letter writing campaign is a good idea, and I agree=
that we, as parents and youth leaders, can help make the community of the=
young a kinder, gentler environment less likely to breed violence.
--John M. Ballenger