Try ‘Em & Fry ‘Em

20 08 2013

I am absolutely appalled and speechless after reading this article about three midwest kids who “were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.”

From left, James Francis Edwards, 15, Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, and Chancey Allen Luna, 16, are being tried as adults

From left, James Francis Edwards, 15, Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, and Chancey Allen Luna, 16, are being tried as adults (*disclaimer: horns not part of original mugshots)

Is that what our nation has been reduced to? Arrogant, entitled kids that thanks to pop culture and the internet have experienced all there is to experience in life by the age of 17, so logically they move on to killing people. Seriously, what a senseless act of violence.

This kid Christopher Lane was bettering himself both physically and mentally at the University of Oklahoma and he was brutally gunned down by three kids that probably wouldn’t have even graduated high school. Maybe its unfair to make that assumption as I know nothing more about these little bastards than what I’ve read in the news reports but judging by their cavalier attitude towards their crime and their blatant disregard for human life, I think its safe to assume that they were pretty worthless gutter punks.

So they were bored. At least they had a good reason for killing somebody. It’s not like they could have participated in some kind of physical activity themselves. And Heaven forbid any of them should have an after-school job and actually contribute something to society. And no kids probably do volunteer work these days to help other people or animals except the ones that want to look good on a college application. I would hypothesize and almost be willing to be money the Mtv and Playstation spent more time raising these kids than their parents did. Man, I’ve become cynical.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming Lil Wayne or Halo or Call of Duty or whatever. These kids acted of their own free will and are totally at fault. However, I don’t think anyone can deny that pop culture glorifies slutty girls, thugs, hedonism and violence. Several reasons why I don’t own a TV, subscribe to cable or listen to pop music these days. So believe it or not, you do have choice as to whether or not you want to absorb this crap. That’s collectively what our American culture is: crap. Junkfood, fast food, mind-numbing music, celebrity worship, reality TV, tabloids. All worthless. And we are constantly exporting that crap to other countries. I traveled to Africa and Europe this summer – both continents that have centuries more culture than we have even been a nation and they trade it all for our Western crap culture. It’s “crapture.”

And how the hell did these kids get ahold of a gun in the first place? I’m sure this will reignite blazing fire that is the gun debate, which I don’t think was ever actually extinguished since the last tragedy. Should they be tried as adults? Absolutely. They were 100% conscious of their very adult decisions, if not its repercussions, at the time. Why does no one seem to have foresight these days? I get the impression that the majority of people can’t see beyond the weekend. I know I’m on a bit of a rant and I’ll calm down as it this story fades from the headlines just like everyone else, but the sentiment is still the same regardless of my emotional state. In fact, I will probably get angered several more times at the amount of time and taxpayer money wasted on trials of these sons of motherless goats.

Well, I hope you had your fun, kids. Because you’re going to be a lot more bored behind bars. Anticipating your rightful and imminent demises.

RIP Christopher Lane.

RIP Christopher Lane

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