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Sleepy Rosie BS: Kenny Glenn & internet vigilantism (63* d) RE: BS: Kenny Glenn & internet vigilantism 26 Feb 09

Wesley S - No I wouldn't have him anywhere near me if I could help it! Of course I can't help it. For all I know the youth two doors down from me kicks and puts his cigarattes out on his dog in front of his mates to show how much of a big dick he's got, the child next door to me watches 'funny' videos of cats being spun around in washing machines on the internet, the young farmer down the road beats his pigs with a spade to get them to move..

Of course I think Kenny Glenn is a nasty little piece of shit for what he did, but he's in no way alone or even 'abnormal'. And I dont' assume that he's utterly lost. He just needs to be taught something about compassion and care for other creatures.

I don't know what the answer is to all this cruelty...

My own feeling would be some form of non-military based 'national service' where young people learned to gain reward from engaging in charitable and compassionate forms of activity. For I fear they may not in many circumstances (where kids/teens/youths abuse animals for fun - which isn't uncommon!) be learning those positive 'responses' to compassionate and giving activity at home. Not merely for learning compassion towards animals, but the value of non self-interest and general social awareness full stop.

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