The Lack of Leadership within all our Communities are killing our Kids
Was a little disturbed by this article written by Harriet McLeod for Reuters titled “Police hunt man who killed nine in historic South Carolina black church” not really because of the information found within but basically by the enormity of how often this is happening within our communities. While trying to figure out what seemingly strong force is guiding these people to violate even God’s will, I had to look past the normal excuses given when something like this happen and look much deeper. What I found was even more disturbing than my initial reaction to this story.
In the story it is reported that “Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were searching on Thursday for a white gunman who killed nine people in a historic African-American church including the pastor, a black state senator, in an attack the U.S. Department of Justice called a hate crime. The FBI identified the shooter as Dylan Roof of Columbia, South Carolina. An uncle of Roof's said he recognized the man in the surveillance photo as his nephew. "The more I look at him, the more I'm convinced, that's him," said Carson Cowles, 56, in a phone interview. The gunman, a 21-year-old white man with sandy blond hair, sat with churchgoers inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for about an hour on Wednesday before opening fire, Police Chief Gregory Mullen said. Police release photos of Charleston shooting suspect, the victims included Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was the church's pastor and a Democratic member of the state Senate, according to colleagues. A cousin of Pinckney's, Sylvia Johnson, told MSNBC that a survivor of the shooting told her the gunman reloaded five times during the attack. Pinckney tried to talk him out of it, she said. "He just said, 'I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country," Johnson said.”
The disturbing thing is the degree in which we allow our children to be corrupted by family and by strangers that they come into contact with on the streets. We allow our children to be corrupted because we believe negative things about each other and therefore teach this negative thoughts and ideas to our children or we are so pre-occupied with ourselves that we ignore the signs of our children getting brainwashed or pushed into the wrong directions by those that they call friend. We allow our children to be corrupted because we fail to spend about ten minutes of our busy days sitting down with them to discuss today’s events, current happenings and how they should handle them. Our kids leave our home without any idea what to say or do when approached by those of questionable character because we fail to prepare them for that. Our kids enter this world without any knowledge of what to do or how to feel about any subject discussed in their presence because we, as parents, family, friends or mentors, fail to help them understand what is truly wrong or right. Our kids are tossed into the den of wolves because we fail to say to them, if you feel any resistance to what they are being told, consider that as a warning and refrain from acting or joining in until they discover more information.
We have adults leading our kids to rob people, sell drugs that kill, commit crimes against another and kill all in the name of what that adult may think or believe and none of this can ever be done in the name of God.