Originally Posted by River
A sad tale, to be sure. But kids did messed-up shit when I was in school 50 years ago, and for thousands of years before that, I'm quite sure.
I'm not inclined to take such stories as indicative of the end of a "great society" that never really was. It's just more shit as there has always been, and there are plenty of great, kind people out there. Where I live, anyway.
Yeah, I gotta agree with you on this one. The difference now is the 24 hr news cycle & social media. It takes ony seconds for news of something bad happening to get around the world. Then it takes only a few seconds more for the next report of something bad happening to replace the first one, and so on...
Look, we used to feed "gladiators" to lions for entertainment. Now we watch modern-day gladiators strap on pads & hit each other for a few hours on the weekend. Perhaps things may have even gotten a bit more civilized. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???
That said, what those punk asses did to that kid is disgusting, and I hope they pay dearly.