What do you think about this brutality?

United States
April 17, 2007 12:57pm CST
We are facing every time new brutal things happening in our society. From 9/11 to yesterday’s Virginia Tech’s massacre, not to mention about suicide squads in the various parts of the world. Don’t you wonder sometime why the society is going towards so much brutality? What those people want actually ? Virginia Tech’s massacre left all of us in so socking situation and in grief of sorrow. I don’t know what or whom to blame for this? How can someone so general youth can do such thing, I mean he does not have any criminal record or something. What do you think responsible for all this brutality happening in our society all over the world ?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I was in total shock when I heard this on the tv yesterday. And it really scares me the way people are thinking lately. I dont know who to blame either. Its just a very sad situation that happened. And my heart goes out to the familys that lost their loved ones.
• United States
17 Apr 07
Yes Terry, this is so sad and scary. I feel so sorry and pray for those who is suffering from this incident.
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
7 May 07
I remember there is a song sung by Marvin Gaye and it was covered by Cyndi Lauper. The song is called "What's Going On?" It is a very powerful song. There will be things that shock us and we won't be able to explain them. We could say that he did it for some reasons, but we cannot be him so we cannot explain why. You asked who is responsible, well ultimately he is responsible because he knew he had some problems so he should have seeked help. However, as we know, when we are sick sometimes we don't got, but we reach out with warning signs such as telling people things. Since no one seemed to help him when he was showing these signs we could say that they are at particial fault as well. Have a nice day. Pablo
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@patootie (3593)
6 May 07
I honestly don't think that events are any worse today than they were years ago .. what has changed is the way such events are immediately flashed around the world for all to gawk at and scrabble over ... When I was a kid some pretty serious things happened locally .. but then the news ground slowly ... it could take weeks for a local event to hit the national papers .. and even longer to get on the TV .. today we have the 'benefit' of being able to instantly take pictures with our phones and send them immediately to TV stations .. and shocking events can be screened even as they are still happening ... So no .. I don't think things are any worse than they ever hve been .. we just get to hear about them more often .. And of course any sad event is one too many ... but dozens and dozens of shocking things are happening daily .. e just don't get to hear about all of them ..
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
18 Apr 07
i believe some of them have to be the place the person in, most of them seem to be revenge on someone or something, take the virginia tech one for exsample, the guy probaly been push around by other people in the campus and teachers didnt do much about it, it stated on part of his note that they make him did this, i guess something inside him snapped and make him decide enough is enough even meant he die too he is not going down alone, even though is a loner like they say, i cant read people's mind but that is what i think.
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@crackhead (1826)
• India
17 Apr 07
I Condemn such psychic acts. I hate it when such things happen.
• United States
17 Apr 07
Me too hate such things. I think we all do hate this. But why some people are so cruel! I wonder what makes them so evil.
8 May 07
quite simply midear urr norway phobia after succeeding from Swedenn=Scandinovia ooops norway EMERGED ooppss!! (edoopsee)chekit out as they say in geram\iny
• India
7 May 07
virgina is absolutly brutal... but about cho..nobody couldnt convince him.... can it be avoided???? but 9/11.. thats one terrorist attack. but virginia brutality done by a mental disorder one.
• United States
23 Apr 07
It's tough to say if society got worse than decades ago, or if just that information transfer & communication has improved, making it a lot easier for this sort of news to get around. I am sure other brutal things have happened over the centuries, but because the technology was not available back then, it was pretty much kept quiet. It is tough to say. Were things just as brutal back then but just that we didn't hear about it? A long time ago, there was no Geneva Convention (in which prisoners of war were to be treated with some level respect). It could also be that technology helped things become more brutal as well. Being that information does get around a lot easier today, it makes it easier for people to plan things out. Also, the advanced technology makes it easier to accomplish these atrocities. It not only Americans like Timothy McVeigh. 9/11 happened by people from OUTSIDE the USA. The Viginia Tech shooting also was done by someone who came from another country as well. It is tough to say who to blame for this, as people from good honorable families have committed thise atrocities as well. I'm not sure if the question is who should be blamed, but more like WHAT to blame. Things from something like some kind of mental illness or maybe an extenuating circumstance can lead to these things too.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I think what influenced the brutality that is happening in our society right now is the society it self.One person cannot do brutal things if he/she didn't experience being neglect or unaccepted to the society where he should belonged.The society should developed a total human development and have embraced each other in one society.
@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
18 Apr 07
yes it's absolutely shocking, and sadly things like this is happening all around the world, it's hard to understand why people can be so brutal and careless for human souls :(
@vnrozier (10)
• France
18 Apr 07
There are times when American logic escapes me. I heard some time ago that a business in New York was raided and the owner arrested because he had some ash trays in a cupboard. Why is so called second hand smoke dangerous when bullets aren't. I believe 30,000 people die each year from gunshot in the States. As a Brish subject your priorities escape me.