lacking food and shelter right from the start.
Was there ever a time you could just be a child
with food in your belly and a reason to smile.
How did we miss you?
How could we be so blind?
With the wealth of our nation we’ve just got to find
solutions to hunger
for the good of mankind! Hansi Riley
Childhood Poverty in America http://buff.ly/UHzGa2
In 1968 I was in this cheesy short film riding my horse (see 27:43)< I start here. They used to show this film to the guys just before sending them over to Vietnam. I guess after watching this they didn’t mind as much. (=
http://buff.ly/12KxI0F Marijuana (1968) is a short film that is hosted by Sonny Bono. They wouldn’t let me wear any makeup and they had me take off my moccasins. So funny!
They did some filming in our house and backyard (pool with guy sitting on the diving board). They also showed our high school football team, and I have friends and my sister in it. I had never seen it before late 2012, it was on TV and I saw the pool shot and told my husband it was my parent’s house (he didn’t believe me, hehe). So I found it online and we were both surprised. The past has a way of following us!
Children are like sponges and generally absorb more information in a shorter time than adults. So it has always been up to adults to make sure that they are educated and protected from extremely negative information. I think at this point we should be reevaluating what is feeding this increase in youth violence. It actually wouldn’t hurt to tone down some of the violence in games, movies and TV either. Desensitizing is not new, it has been used for centuries to ready troops for fighting. Unfortunately it seems that some are acting out some of the violence they see. If you think I’m just a right wing conservative, your very wrong. I have always been a moderate and I have no agenda, other than to speak out when I think it can help. To have this many reoccurring shootings and violence coming from our youth is not normal! I actually think it’s a pretty strong warning. The hormonal imbalance going on as a child matures is pretty erratic, one moment laughing the next crying and so on. A happy well balanced child may not have an issue with all of the violence, but obviously there are some that are. All I’m saying is to check out what is on the games, movies and TV and come to your own conclusion. Those of you out there directing, producing and so on, would it kill you to take it down a notch. Hansi Riley
To look into another’s eyes
without seeing the beauty that is life.
How could anyone block out
how special and unique each person is.
Did they lose their respect for life
or perhaps they never had it.
It’s inconceivable that anyone could hate so much
that they would just go out to randomly kill!
If only they could have seen past the rage
enough to think or feel, or to get help.
how insane and wrong it was!
Those who have been hurt
killed or suffered the loss of loved ones
were merely Innocent people
going about their everyday lives!
Totally unaware that the insane
desensitized state of another
would alter or end their lives forever! HR
The violence and shootings going on in our country is out of control! Life is such a delicate balance as it is, but to lose anyone to random violence just makes me livid! My heart aches for those whose lives have been lost or affected by it, you all are in my prayers! Hansi Riley