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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:52 PM

32. Hey, I'm 75 years old. I remember a lot of stuff.

When I was very young, I went to see the Disney movie "Snow White". The witch scared the bejeezus out of me and from then on I was never a cartoon fan. Though I kinda liked the Hanna-Barbera ones when I was in my 20s--mostly Huckleberry Hound. Oh, and Yogi Bear. We didn't have TV "back in the day" but I clearly recall the horror that struck me when images of the WWII Holocaust began to be made public. Also saw a movie during the war where a German commandante shot down a class of school kids because they had objected to what Der Fuhrer was doing. That was pretty unnerving, but didn't lead me to a life of violence. Though I do fault the relative who took me to that show. Movies weren't "rated" then or I'd probably not have made it through the door. Would like it a lot if that memory weren't forever imprinted in my brain, but there ya go.

Maybe it was my Baptist upbringing, which advocated for love, compassion and sharing the Gospel. So I certainly agree with you about stopping the desensitizing of violence, stopping the killing and learning to love. I've stepped away from religion, but those values are at the top of my list. I've attempted to instill them in my children and grandchildren, who so far have not engaged in violence beyond some sibling rivalry that never got physical. Guess my point is, the very young children I refer to were shot by accident, not out of the seeds of anger and hatred planted while watching cartoons or sports. And yes, some very stupid gun owners left loaded firearms out and accessible to those children. Plainly and simply, they bear the blame and the shame. But the kids are dead and the rest of us are left to deal with the sorrow.

Again, I echo what you said. Stop the killing. Learn to love.

Peace.

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