October 16, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Against my better judgment, and after being clearly warned not to do this, I went to the RIP Amanda Todd page for a dose of reality.  For a moment, I stepped into the minds and hearts of some of the most disgusting, vile, wretched creatures to ever walk on this planet.  Teens.

The page was obviously started by well intentioned friends, or maybe even her family.  Some of the comments are the most disturbing words I think I’ve ever read.  Some of the threads have 5000 plus comments on them.  It will only take you a second to find out what I’m talking about.  I’m not going to post any of it here, because I want you all to be curious and go there for yourselves and then feel the immense panic for this generation and our world as I do now…that way we can all storm the exits at the same time!   These kids are obviously being raised on auto pilot, by deaf and mute parents.  Horrible punks, not to mention none of them can spell. 

I’m sad to even think about the home life of some of these kids.  I clicked on some of their profiles.  Their personal pages are enough to make you throw up.  This is an entirely new breed of children being raised now.  Facebook, chat rooms, violent video games and sexting.  I’m considering throwing my computer out the window right now and moving to the Little House on the Prairie.

Here is a child that is dead, yet she is still being taunted by her peers.  I only pray her own family is too distraught to even be looking at Facebook right now.

Listen folks.  I am not up for mother of the year award or anything.  My kids are little so I readily admit right now that I have not raised teens.  But where is the common damn sense?  Because God, I feel frightened right now that so many of you are failing.  Miserably.  Please try harder to get it right.  Do better.  Parent.  Really parent.  Set boundaries.  Enforce them.  Get them off the fucking computers.  Hide the xbox and video games for a while.  Know what the hell they are doing.  Gheez.  I was a horrible teen and my parents made mistakes but I was disciplined.  Some of these kids don’t appear to even have a conscience.  How does that happen?  That’s a recipe for evil and hatred and these kids will be breeding soon, hell, some are already.  Forget the zombie apocalypse…we have a bigger issue on our hands. 

I sound like a really old person right now.  I remember my grandpa saying funny stuff, like, ‘You know, that fella, he takes that pot!”  referring to a dude who was a pot smoker.  But seriously, this is the first generation of kids being raised in this environment.  They’re lab rats.  I remember when we were growing up parents insinuated that MTV was bad.  They were scared of it because it was new and different.  And that was a millenia ago when it was actually about music.  Atari and Space Invaders probably didn’t teach us to be very violent or insensitive.  We didn’t call it bullying, it was simply ‘being cruel.’  People will always be cruel.  But mocking dead kids and forming fan clubs like “Amanda Todd got what she deserved” makes me want to Kung Fu your punk asses on behalf of your parents.  Then I’m going to go Kung Fu your parents, because this shit is crazy.  I’m sort of hoping some of you parents of teens will share your thoughts on this, too.
Now go kick a teenager’s ass.  (Just kidding, of course.)  Maybe you could just smash their electronics and speak to them kindly, and actually listen to their answers instead.

30 comments:

  1. I went to vote for your page and was warned that Malware would be installed if I continued on. :(

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    1. That's just Hot Mess Mom trying to scare you from voting, LOLOLOL. Kidding of course. Where is that mutha?? Let's see if she reads this ;)

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  2. I was just discussing this last night with my husband. There is no common decency anymore. It's so sad and down right disturbing.

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  3. Parents need to step up and be parents! We really are ruining the world with ignorance. I hadn't heard about this girl until your post; I've heard many similar stories. I love facebook, but these children make me want to turn against it. I wish I could whoop their asses! All it would take to change things is a generation of parents that give a damn! I am so angry standing by watching the world go to hell on Earth!

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  4. I agree with you completely. But now parents want to be friends with theit kids as opposed to being the enforcing parent. My son is only 3, but I can only hope to have respect and morals beat into his head that he will not turn out like these kids of today. It is a sad sad world we live in now.

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  5. I'm scared. Really fucking scared. We are (SERIOUSLY) considering moving out of the country. I'm going to share this on my page. (Not that FB will let anyone see it, bastards.)

    You're not the only one that thinks this way, Madwoman. The ones that do need to ban together and hold these people accountable. How? By writing about it? Is that enough? Can you force someone to be accountable for their actions and grow a conscience? I'm scaring myself. I have to stop.

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  6. Couldn't agree more, unfortunately.

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  7. I went on to that page yesterday and found it very sad and hurtful. Her video on you tube sent a HUGE RED FLAG! Why no one picked up on it was even sadder. I feel truly sorry for the parents of this young beautiful girl.
    Many blessings.
    Laura

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  8. I am terrified of this crop of inconsiderate, obnoxious, mindless teens...some of the things I have seen and heard make me want to scream, "Is there a shred of humanity in you???" I was always brought up to believe that you treat others how you want to be treated. My kids are 7 and 3 and I am terrified of the teen years for them...but you can be damn sure I will be THAT mom calling out behavior that is cruel.

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  9. I saw the same page & was just as sick, but it hits closer to home. I have an 8 year old little girl, but I also have a 13 year old young lady & this shit is very real in her life right now. If I told her where she goes to school, you would be sad & appalled because you know the schools in this New Orleans suburbia we call home.

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  10. I am so upset by Amanda's story. And I totally agree with you. I also hope her family does not see any of this ugliness. I have babies right now a 1 and a 3 year old. I really don't know if I want them in public highschool. Think about how it was for us, some people live the rest of their lives trying to get over what happened to them during those four years. The pain children are Inflicting on each other is ten times worse and with the internet this shit haunts the kids for a life time. Nothing is ever erased. And the thing about her case,flashing someone..... Wow, who cares... Should every woman at Mardi Gras suffer depression and bullying. Insane. My children are currently dancing to the little house theme song- wholesome family time going on over here :)

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    1. LOL I had the same thought about Mardi Gras! Obviously these kids are not from here, hehehe. Seriously though, they were making comments like, "You got what you deserved for showing your tits, you tramp whore." I wondered if they considered at all if they might 'get what they deserved' for calling this poor child who just killed herself a 'tramp whore'. Totally lacking common sense and dignity for humanity. Anyway, I thought all women were snoopy FBI chicks...all my muthas are...so why aren't these moms looking at what their kids are typing into FB? You can bet your bee hind my kids will be forced to friend me or they won't get near our computer. Embarassing and horrible I'm sure, but it's called parenting.

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  11. I totally agree. It's a mad, mad, mad world. Parents need to be more aware and responsible for their kids and teach them how to be good people. I've already told my 9 year old she will not be allowed a Facebook page until she graduates high school. It's a complete waste of time. Granted it can be fun if used properly but the risk isn't worth it when time is better suited to studies and other activities.


    I know technology is readily available everywhere. But kids desperately need to be monitored. I agree I'm not to best parent either but bet your ass I'd put a swift and permanent end to any of this garbage if my child tried it.

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  12. I have actually taken a hammer to an iPod touch. I have 3 kids 10,11 and almost 17 and NONE of them have the password to even log on MY computer unless I enter it and they are willing to stay in the same room as me. And I live in Texas so I can say this - I WILL whoop my kids ass if they ever act like those punks on Facebook.

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  13. I agree completely with you! I fear raising my sons in this world some days! I do want to do everything to protect them but the internet and social networking is only going to be that much bigger when they are teens. I know that my parents couldn't prevent it either and I was blessed to have had them there all the time. I pray for her family. I pray for others who are struggling with the same battles! I pray for those who are the cause of such nonsense for their souls are just as precious and they need to see the error of their ways and find the light!

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  14. I also read the RIP Amanda Todd page and it was cruel. I cried reading most of those comments and thought this is what our next generation is going to be? These are the boys my daughter's have to choose from to start a family, I am scared for them.

    I do have a teenage daughter, an 11 year old daughter and an 8 year old son. My 13 year old daughter decided to test us during her 6th grade year of school, we worked with her listened to the teachers & staff. 7th grade came around & she got worse so her father & I started to buckle down on her. That summer she went out of control, we took her ipod & smashed it with a hammer we were done with outside influences, wasn't allowed to leave the house, had to go on every errand with us if an adult wasn't home, she HATED us. We have begun 8th grade, I have the support of my family, my family doctor and going to the school to have them on board was shit, they aren't helping. She is failing already, but we are still all over her, she gets no phone calls, monitored computer time (for school only), no ipod still, no friends, tv set up on parental control no rated R, no Violence, no sexual and it turns off at 9pm so she can pack her lunch, take a shower & get ready & in bed by 10pm. I am not her friend, I(we) are her parent's, one day she will realize this. If I didn't do this, who know's what or where I would be with her right now. Middle school is MEAN, the kids are mean and the pressure these kids feel to fit in is so sad.

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  15. Exactly why I don't want my daughter having a facebook page, or access to the internet without supervision. This makes me sick and scared. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS OF THE CHILDREN WHO BULLIED HER?????? And why was she still allowed on Facebook and the internet after this began? God, I cannot believe this is the society we are raising our children in.

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  16. I have 2 teenage boys, almost 19 and 14. After living in the same town for 10 years we moved to another state...and my oldest was bullied. He sat in a classroom...and had garbage thrown at him and was called names while the teacher sat there and watched. We moved within a year...and I am just now finding out some of the things that happened. It changed that happy, well adjusted, handsome, sweet boy forever. Two years later he is still mad at us (for the original move..that was due to job loss) and mad at God. We've tried therapy but his heart is hard right now. He's totally settled into college and is working hard on partying the memories away. He appears fine on the outside but his scars don't show. We work hard on empathy and compassion with our boys. We are open and we talk...all the time...about everything. I am raising strong men....who are always told to stick up for the weaker people. If I were to ever find out that they had said or done anything that even remotely resembled what these evil little bullies are doing....they would need protection from me AND their father.

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    1. He will come around and to terms with the way those people treated him in time, keep doing that you're doing and have faith. He will process his anger when he is ready and as parents you are providing him with all the love and support possible. Keep the faith <3

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  17. I have 2 teenage boys, almost 19 and 14. After living in the same town for 10 years we moved to another state...and my oldest was bullied. He sat in a classroom...and had garbage thrown at him and was called names while the teacher sat there and watched. We moved within a year...and I am just now finding out some of the things that happened. It changed that happy, well adjusted, handsome, sweet boy forever. Two years later he is still mad at us (for the original move..that was due to job loss) and mad at God. We've tried therapy but his heart is hard right now. He's totally settled into college and is working hard on partying the memories away. He appears fine on the outside but his scars don't show. We work hard on empathy and compassion with our boys. We are open and we talk...all the time...about everything. I am raising strong men....who are always told to stick up for the weaker people. If I were to ever find out that they had said or done anything that even remotely resembled what these evil little bullies are doing....they would need protection from me AND their father.

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  18. Thank you, thank you thank you. This is what I have been saying for days. As I work online I see this kind of shit all day every day and it breaks my heart. Kids need rules, they need to be loved but they need to be told when they are wrong. Thank you for saying exactly that.

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  19. I'm 33 years old and for all practical purposes when it comes to ways of thinking, I am an old woman. I grew up learning right from wrong. Traditional values like no sex before marriage. I was taught respect for others and above all else - respect for myself. I was the fat smart kid growing up - I was teased from third grade till the day I graduated from high school. Hell - I was harassed by a stranger in a parking lot three weeks ago about my size. Never ONCE did I even consider harming myself. Why? Because my parents raised me right. They raised me with self worth and confidence. They raised me with unconditional love. Parents nowadays invest little in raising their children. They plop them down in front of a tv as soon as they are old enough to sit up - hand them tablets with mindless games all to avoid being a parent. Most don't even know who their kids friends are (or the friend's parents for that matter). This shit has to stop. If you don't want to invest the time and effort in being a parent - get fixed (because lets face it most people don't have the self control it takes to keep it in their pants). Its sad when you read a story like this. But where we HER parents? Where was THEIR involvement in her life? And the other kids - where are their parents?

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  20. I also just viewed the RIP Amanda Todd facebook page...it made me sick. As a therapist working towards licensure right now, I thought I never wanted to work with teens for these very reasons. They don't have the capacity (literally) for rational and logical thought processing, making it difficult to get through to them. This webpage changed my thoughts however; I'm so sickened by the way these kids have been raised to think that this type of behavior is appropriate that I want to change my concentration to STOP this as best I can. What in the world makes any of those people think that not only is it ok to disgrace someone's name and judge, but to continue with the horrible, meaningless, pointless, torture they're putting her family through? We've all made mistakes, some worse than others, but this self-righteous, judgmental sh*t needs to stop. It's truly heartbreaking. Thanks for posting about this.

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  21. WOW. This scares me. I appreciate your posting. I am new to blogging with my blog www.mommyhurts.com and your candidness is amazing. I am glad to have found you.

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  22. This is scary and frightening. I am 42 and live in Philadelphia, but I lived in several different countries throughout my life, and the sad truth is that I witnessed horrible preteens and teens in every single one of those countries. It doesn't matter where you live. It is possible to be a great parent and raise great children, but one has to be willing to work hard and invest time, love and effort into their children so they become good people. I grew up relatively poor in a small country in Eastern Europe, and I remember how my mom went through my brother's stuff at night, pocket by pocket, looking for any signs of trouble, drugs, money, making sure he was on the right track. Today my husband and I live in downtown Philadelphia and raise our two kids, 6 and 9, who go to a great public elementary school here in center city. The principal knows every child and every family in the school. Every child is engaged and challenged to do their best. There is zero tolerance for bullying and cruelty. Last Saturday we had orchestra tickets but our sitter canceled and left us in a bind, so a friend of ours had her 16-year-old son come and sit with them. He is an 11th grader in a Philadelphia high school. We were certain we'd find him playing video games or watching TV - but no, he was at our kitchen table doing his very complicated math homework - at 11 pm on a Saturday night. So there is hope for America's youth - their families just need to be there for them.

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  23. it is hard as shit to raise kids these days.
    we have 5 kids with 2 in high school and 1 in junior and EVERY SINGLE DAY is a test.
    test of kindness.
    test of patience.
    test of personal strength.
    the things kids are doing today is shocking.
    we are constantly having to circle the wagons.

    thank you for this post.
    i needed this reminder that it is okay to be the bad guy.
    i will continue to love them and be a hardass.

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  24. I saw Amanda's video, and of course it made me cry. But it also reminded me of a horrible crime committed long ago, against a young girl. Please read this and tell me that people are any different today. Sure, the technology is different, but the result - not so much.

    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/young/likens/1.html

    I have a one year old son, and I have no idea what I'm going to do when he is of an age to understand and use a computer. I'm at a total loss.

    Candace

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  25. My kids are 18, 16, 13, 6 and 6..the CIA coudn't find shit out like this mutha...and this story is also why i dont watch the news! I can't handle all the same trauma, same death, same gore, different day, different town...the news is always the same...i literally feel myself go into "Depress Mode" after seeing any of that shit..I know theres a war! I know theres killing and really sick shit out there! Don't you people know im already trying to keep it out of the house?! AH

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  26. I knownyou dont blog anymore and this is very old...but it is a very scary future we have ahead of us. Parents(some anyway) dont parent anymore! I see it every day driving a school bus and with my kids friends. My mottonhas always been "If my kids dont hate me atleast once, I havent done my job"

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