Friday, January 4, 2013

The Killer in Me is the Killer in You

Violence resides in all of us. We all carry a dark side. When we as a nation engage in war, it is all of us that are responsible, not just the chosen few. When children are massacred in school, or people killed in theaters, or shot in malls, it is all of us that are responsible for insane gun laws. Violent movies, violent songs, violent video games, all desensitizing us to violent death. We reap what we sow. With each death, humanity becomes less than what it could have been. When we take an eye for an eye, we become no better than our enemy. We move away from the common good, toward the common bad. And before long, we accept the common bad as okay, or something we can settle for. This is the law of diminishing humanity. We all take part in it. We are all responsible for it. We sit back and watch.

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