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Thread #91828   Message #1752723
Posted By: Rapparee
04-Jun-06 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
Subject: RE: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
To know how to take another's life -- with a gun, a knife, a club, with your bare hands, with poison, with explosives, or in any way -- is a heavy burden to carry. Perhaps the heaviest. If you feel that you must have with you the ability to do this without at the same time carrying the responsibility you should be denied the ability.

Most people have never taken or will ever take the life of another. But talk to the cop who kills someone in the line of duty. Talk to the train driver who runs over someone laying on the tracks. Talk to the trucker who hits a child who suddenly dashes out in the road. Talk to the soldier....

Television and films have made killing seem like a simple, ordinary thing and they should be held responsible for that.