In order to prevent gangs, we would have to bring back shame. There should be shame in having babies one cannot care for properly. Someone should be home watching that child from age 0 to age 18, be it Grandma or Mom or Dad. That child needs discipline and love as well as a roof over his head and food on the table.
In this MTV culture, kids don’t learn shame. They learn that their private parts are for semi-public display, and all of their bodily functions are to be obeyed whenever it feels good.
You can’t just get knocked up by some jerk and then have that baby and spend your days either working or doing drugs, either way leaving the child to the streets. Who knows, maybe the “father” is on the streets. Women have to THINK about who they put between their legs. That shmo is going to be their child’s hero, even if he’s a gangbanger and spends part of every year in jail.
Larry Elder’s website should still have his list of things you need to do in order to avoid poverty forever. It’s an easy list. #1 is something like “Do not have children before you can afford them.”
posted on 07/29/2007 12:24:11 PM PDT
It’s a very basic problem of teaching and then enforcing a right or wrong mentality in the children in those areas. If they don’t understand that selling drugs is wrong then there is nothing to keep them from the temptation. It all falls back on the total failure of the parents to be good and effective parents.
It’s like a bad bear who raids camps and cabins for food and takes her cub with her. The cub learns that this is acceptable behavior and will continue this activity right up until the time somebody gets tired of losing their hard earned dollars. Then they shoot the bear.
The moral of this story is that if you raise, or fail to raise, you child in such a way that it becomes an out of control animal don’t bitch when others shoot it. A gang of kids is nothing more than a pack of human wolves. If you really intend to eliminate them from a certain area the only real cure is to keep shooting until the are all dead or they leave the area. It is not possible to reason with a pack mentality.
Every kid in those gangs is either trained to be that way or allowed to be that way by the adults around them in their homes.
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