Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Violence hurts everyone.

Violence is surely in the forefront of our generation. I mean, we've all learned about wars of the past, but we're living through one as I type this very blog, but because it isn't on our homeland, we don't feel the urgency of it. We don't see the blood dripping from scared faces, we don't see the little boy left for dead on a dirt road, but when we turn the news on, it's like hell on earth.

I swear, I don't even want to watch the news half the time, because it's all bad news! But in this day and age of instant gratification, the news is the first thing that pops up when I open a web page. Jennifer Hudson's family tragedy has been on almost every news outlet there is and for lack of anything better to say--it's sad.

It's sad to not only have your mother and brother gunned down, but to also find out that your presumably missing 7-year-old nephew was also slain in the same manner--that just hurts. In reading about this crime, I came across this little piece of interesting evidence.

"The 27-year-old Balfour — who spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle — is not the boy’s father.”

Now, what woman in her right mind would allow a man with this record into her and her son's life? It makes me think about the way in which women value themselves. This man has an obviously violent past and it's not proven as of yet that he is the murderer, but when it quacks like a duck...

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