Eighteen minutes into 2007's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' viewers have already witnessed the casual sexual assault of Miss Swan (turned into a joke), dozens of murders, the hanging of a child, the casual disposal of dozens of bodies, and the assumed rape and murder of a woman.
And this movie is marketed to children.
And THIS is how we got to 1 in every 3 young women being SEXUALLY ASSAULTED and no one even raising the alarm.
This is how we got to 3 mass shootings in 3 days.
"There have been more shootings than days so far this year and more shootings than at this point in any year since at least 2013. " By Annette Choi, CNN 01/25/2023
We have been feeding our society nothing but the imaginings of the most deranged and fucked up minds.
And unless it stops...
we are going to keep having more and more people trying to solve their problems through vengeful (yet strangely apathetic) violence. Just as Keanu Reeves and his ilk have been peddling for YEARS.
If you want to see an end to the senseless violence - the only answer is to stop promoting it - and the sick minds that have pushed it upon our most impressionable - for decades.
If you want to see peace - you have to buy peace - one STORY AT A TIME.
“Yes. there is a human crisis because in today’s world we can contemplate the death or the torture of a human being with a feeling of indifference, friendly concern, scientific interest, or simple passivity. Yes. There is a human crisis. Since putting a person to death can be regarded with something other than the horror and scandal it ought to provoke. Since human suffering is accepted as a somewhat boring obligation, on a par with getting supply or having to stand in line for an ounce of butter.”
Beware! Some stories begin at the end and finish in the middle!!
Also, please note: I'm a storyteller, NOT a writer.