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The Character of Our Culture Defines Our Children

ZealousConscript Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 5:29 AM
Except by the logic that violent crime is the result of "violent culture" then crime statistics should be way up across the board right? But this is just not the case. Since 1990 we've actually experienced a decline in violent crimes across the board. While I do not disagree that perhaps we should examine our culture, I do not think there is any evidence that correlates violent media to an increase in violent crime.

If you have access to the Internet, you likely have read a viral blog post by single mother of four Liza Long titled “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” The piece has had millions of hits on the various sites on which it has been published. If you haven’t seen it, check your email. Someone has forwarded it to you by now.

The title refers to 20-year-old Adam Lanza, now infamous for killing his mother, as well as 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before fatally shooting himself. The writer obviously is not Lanza’s...