it is no excuse
to say the internet made you do it
to say video games create apathy
to link actions with influence – how do we fare?
to give a little is to give a lot
is no excuse
to abandon empathy in the name of exploration
i would not throw the book
i would throw the whole dang library
19 times they stabbed?
can you imagine the victim
faced with pain and unmitigated fear?
so where does this bring us … i can give you
one argument: there is more porn on the internet
statistically such influence would then decree
that these 12 year olds would be practicing sex
not carrying out fierce hells upon a fellow human
where are the lines?
it is all or nothing
it is free speech or rampant censorship
did the past scream that criminal acts were caused by a book?
we are all subject to what we take in …
never subject to what is dished out
are either thinking creatures
or programmable bio-mechanisms
there is no sense to creating reasons of influence
for horrific actions
because they might have been influenced more by parents
you would think so …
it is enough
in the name of ‘why’
our wonderful and grand society
is digging under rocks that need to stay put
you want free speech or not?
the only thing excuses of influence prove
is that those hunting for reasons
are dumber than the dirt they will eventually occupy
and i’ll say this, too – because it’s kind of obvious. we don’t see much in excuses being made for those of other nationalities or skin colors … it’s the white kids that are getting the “devil made me do it” excuses. i’m not even sure what that means.