Bring back the Stocks

Friday, October 21st, 2005 at 1110

I poke my head above the parapet of my own distractions to bring you this little chestnut of warm, fuzzy news: Girl slashed in classroom attack

Ok, so I was being sarcastic about the warm fuzzies. I left highschool maybe 10 years ago (Bloody hell. I feel old now.) I can pretty much state that the worst that ever happened was a fist fight,a couple of broken bones and a knockout. There were grudges and hard feelings but nothing that would have hospitalised anyone.

Now we’ve got girls knifing each other up in class?

Maybe this is how Rome self destructed, the populus turning in on itself and decending into anarchy. Or maybe the senate was hit by a 15-year old female knife gang…

Does anywhere in the world seem “nice” anymore? Please send me details of real estate prices and the cost of milk. Of course, it could be that the modern media is just getting better and better at bringing us the bad news? It would be silly to dismiss out of hand the possibility that there is no more wrongdoing in the world now than there was 50 years ago, except now we’re kept abreast of every single peice of it and can no longer live in blissful ignorance. I’m not old enough to say and to harp on about how “Things didn’t seem so bad when I was 10″ seems a little trite as I’d never watch the news or a read a paper and there was no available internet to tell me of the latest stabbing in Scotland, or shooting in California.

Can anyone tell me, definatively, if things really are getting worse?

2 Comment for “Bring back the Stocks”

  1. Ben Said this on

    Shocking stuff.

    I read in the metro that a millionaire has offered to pay for the girl to have surgery to remove the scars. Shows there is at least some good in the world.

  2. Martiankeeper Said this on

    Someone close to me was distraught after the bombings in London (tube/bus), they thought london was too dangerous to work in. There was a programme on TV a few weeks later showing the Iranian Embassy Siege, Lockerby Terrorist Bombings, IRA attacks near Bank, IRA attack on Manchester shopping centre .. to name but a few.. they realised that maybe it’s always been bad. Hell, even go back as far as Guy Fawkes .. the world’s first terrorist bomber?

    I don’t think things have gotten drastically worse .. we just know about it more than we used to.

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