I just can’t believe that in a suburban neighborhood in Ohio a woman was raped right on the side of the road, screaming for help, making eye contact with drivers as they drove by… and none of them stopped to help her. A 911 call has been being played on the news “I think a woman is being raped” by a very calm witness calling from her cell phone. I just don’t get it. I would have beeped, driven up on the lawn, got out of my car, did whatever I could to stop this. Okay so people were scared? One person the 26 year old victim made contact with was a man. What kind of man is this who doesn’t try to rescue and help a woman? The criminal here was a teenager. The victim, a young lady walking home from the library. I am sick over this. JUST SICK! What is happening to us? Are we so numb to violence, pain, and suffering that we could just drive by as someone is being attacked? The pig who did this is a teenager. How many years in jail will he get? And will these witnesses come forward to make sure this dirtbag gets the longest punishment possible.
I believe with every fiber of my being that our society is on the brink of catastrophic disaster. If we don’t find a way to fix the ‘soul’ of America we will be ruined. Once a country turns its back on civility there is no turning back. In China baby girls are left in the woods to die. In North Korea babies are left dying on the side of the road. Women are stoned to death in public in some countries. In India bridal burnings are still accepted. And right here in America children are raped, abducted, molested, and believe it or not parents are not marching on capitol hill in outrage. Crime is growing. And I fear as more people are out of work, despair will set in. Every 6 minutes a woman is raped in America. Every 15 seconds a woman is battered. In North Africa, 6000 women are genitally mutilated each day.
800,000 children younger than 18 are missing each year, or an average of 2,000 children are reported missing each day.
200,000 children were were abducted by family members.
58,000 children were abducted by nonfamily members, and
115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. These crimes involve someone the child does not know, or knows only slightly, who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently. More than one in 100 adults in the United States is in jail or prison, an all-time high! With more than 2.3 million people behind bars, the United States leads the world in both the number and percentage of residents it incarcerates, leaving far-more-populous China a distant second, according to a study by the nonpartisan Pew Center on the States. And tonight 25% of Americans will go to sleep hungry.
And we can all believe all we want that we live in the greatest nation, and we do, but if we don’t start now to demand better, we will be living in a third world nation with no dignaty, no jobs, no respect, no civility, and no hope.
What are we going to do about this ladies?