People need to have a protector mentality
Murder of innocent citizens by young people is an extremely disturbing trend in our modern world. The week before the Connecticut shootings, more than 20 young children were attacked by a knife-wielding murderer in China.
Knives and guns are not to blame, the murderers are guilty of their crimes, against the humanity that is supposed to unite us all together.
As a physician, I would contend that there is a common thread to much of this senseless murder. Many of our young people today spend countless hours daily playing not just “killing games,” but “murder games.” They enter a video world where they move from room to room murdering everyone in sight.
No morality about anything is emphasized in our modern culture, so why are we surprised when these same young people “play” their video murder room games out in real life?
In America, most people do not have a defensive mindset to protect the people they are around. When a murderous criminal launches an attack, most Americans scatter like sheep, opening up the killing field to the murderer's advantage, without opposition that would stop the slaughter.
A different mindset operates in Israel. Shootings and stabbings do not go far there, because the social response there is for all around to fight back, and the murderer is quickly stopped.
The same thing happened on the fourth plane taken over by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead of dying like sheep when terrorists flew their planes into the Twin Towers or the Pentagon, the people on that plane fought back, and saved the lives of the people that plane would have been used against. We need to adopt that mindset.
I would highly encourage everyone that reads this letter to get the training to be a protector. Learn self defense, learn martial arts and get defensive handgun training. Carry defensive tools that will enable you to be a protector. And be willing to stand against a “murder game” if someone's “game” becomes reality in front of you.
Dr. Stephen Replogle, D.O