Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Living Dead

The world has gone to hell when you read a story like what came out of Richmond, CA. For two hours, a 15 y.o. girl was gang raped at her homecoming while 20 people watched. I wish I could tell you more or link it, but I don't have the heart or stomach to read this story without being ill.

What kid in their right mind could watch this? What kid in their right mind could stand numbly, be entertained and not feel for this girl? Please tell me no girls watched this because then I'd grieve that could not feel for her.

I know we joke a lot about the state of mainstream hip-hop not boding well for the future. But this right here is a clear reason why our youth need all the guidance they can get. This is our future and in poorer areas, we are seeing child zombies just act and react with little to no thought.

I call them the living dead because they walk with no purpose. Aimless and going through the motions they see through entertainment. Soulless creatures that TS Eliot would no doubt put in his "Wasteland", his epic poem about the decay of society.

These kids should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And the witnesses ought to be expelled for not doing anything. Zombies watching their kind feed should be treated like criminals. So sad and yes my blood boils and heart aches at the same time.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on this one... and I don't want to read the article.

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