Wednesday, September 19, 2012


image borrowed from bing.


Are we 
so desensitized 
by the plethora 
of make-believe violence
on our Xboxes, 
in action films,
in our modern art--

so much so
that we fully expect
to become victims
in a country
with the highest murder rate
in the world,

where nine year old
punks with Glocks
rule the streets
and our minds?

Glenn Buttkus

September 2012

Posted over on G-Man's Flash-55

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Laurie Kolp said...

It sickens me how blood and violence have become the "norm" and how kids are desensitized to it all.

Anonymous said...

Well, you are preaching to the converted in me! I live in NYC where we are very pro-gun control. It's crazy that there are so many around and so available - and we are desensitized as you say not only to the violence but to the craziness of the ubiquitous weaponry! Thanks. k.

Brian Miller said...

most def man....desensitized surely...we all need assault rifles so we can hunt, ya knew....smiles

Margaret said... do we stop this crazy merry-go-round?

G-Man said...

Don't trust anyone over 21!!!!
There was a cult movie of the 60's named Wild in The Streets, the main theme was "Don't trust anyone over 30".
Great post GB
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End