American Violence: Bowling For Columbine By Michael Moore

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Good Ole’ American Violence American has been so use to watching the news and when a murder occurs, it is assume that an ethnic person is the one who did it. The thing is that after the war, there has yet to be any WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) found. People no longer want to live in fear but rather they want to be feared. One can’t help but remember Franklin Roosevelt’s famous declaration that Americans had nothing to fear but fear itself. Black people are not always the ones who are killing and shooting as it is portray on TV. To live in fear, we adopt a philosophy that we are nothing and we would never overcome this fear. We are in charge; people are in fear of us rather the other way around. We do not want to live in fear thus we…show more content…
When put in a situation or a place where we do not belong, fear takes a hold of us. Did you know that the Columbine bullets were freely sold to the teenage killers by Kmart, at 17 cents apiece? “Bowling for Columbine” was a documentary film by Michael Moore which I found to be interesting, humorous, and an eye opener. “Bowling for Columbine” reminds us that this is a society where more than 11, 000 people die every year from guns, where TV news and entertainment programs produce violent images, where banks give away rifles to customers, and where the public lives in fear of being robbed and killed. It shows us how easy it is to get a hand on a gun. For example, when Michael Moore went to the bank and set up an account there, he was able to…show more content…
Video games are not the source of violence but they are consistently blamed; parents need to make sure that their own children are not exposed to media hype that would be considered as violent or damaging to their own kids. The media truly believes they are the scapegoat for anything that goes wrong with today’s society. Today’s parents are naïve and ignorant to the fact that they do not know how to regulate the things their children watch and they cannot control their own kids behavior so they immediately point the blame on someone else. They need to teach their children good morals and show them how playing with guns can change their lives forever. People who own guns need to keep them put away and out of the reach of children. Parents cannot think that because they taught their children all about guns that it is ok to keep the guns accessible to all. Parents needs to understand themselves how much peer pressure a child gets and what peer pressure will cause someone to do something they knew was wrong, but they still wanted to be in the cool bunch of kids. Or the only way someone will like me is if I pretend to shoot my best friend. So truly it is about the training of guns not the

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