Thursday, November 10, 2005

Gosh, I Didn't See That Coming...

This morning, I saw an ad in the local newspaper for the new 50 Cent movie, Get Rich or Die Trying, that just came out in theaters. I thought to myself, "Gee, I wonder how long it will take for there to be a shooting at a movie theater showing the movie." I didn't have to wait long. This afternoon, I found this news story about a guy who got killed at a theater concession stand. I have seen this before when a movie of this... caliber comes out. Back in 1991, there was a rash of shootings and gang incidents at theaters showing the movie Boyz 'n the Hood. Why would I think anything different was going to happen at Get Rich or Die Trying. If you glorify a lifestyle that embodies violence and killing, expect people to commit violence and killing in an attempt to live that lifestyle. It's too bad so many of our young people aspire to such a low way of living.

Good Day to You, Sir

1 comment:

George said...

Bad culture will ruin good government, and bad government will ruin good culture . . . George Will said this the other day. What will be the lasting legacy of hip-hop?