In the course of history, a lot of America has turned savage. Many problems are hidden deeply beneath a ground of dirt that an administration doesn’t want the world to see. I feel if we were to turn over every stone of suspicious activity in our country, we would find out that we are turning into a savage people.
When I say savage, I’m not necessarily referring to the word that we normally link with wild animals or the Savages in early American history, I’m saying savage in the sense that we are lacking a sound structure in every walk of life, not just our education. We are so corrupted, I think, that we can’t even see past it when we are living in it. I’m an amateur and I don’t have my voice yet, but these are just my honest thoughts. Please don’t get offended in any way, I’m just DLJordan who’s writing my opinions on The Hempstead Man in the USA where freedom of the speech is slowly diminishing, but is still allowed.
Anyway, in my short story I’m writing, I’m trying to reveal some of what it’s like in a public school system. I’ve heard countless stories that go like this very one, and yet, no authority knows it’s happening. Many of the parents (but not all!) of various children don’t know that their children are participating in some kind of gang activity, whether it be to the most extreme or just to small vandalism activists. They don’t know what their child is subjecting themselves to in order to be accepted by their social groups. In my story, Ja’Quiera has a sense of morality, like all human beings possess, but she pushes it down so she can be accepted and wanted by her peers. She will wrestle with guilt but she won’t ever have a parent–or anyone for that matter–who impresses on her to do the right thing which is the case for a lot of children anyway. Family isn’t what it used to be.
Kudos to all parents who involve themselves with their children, and may God bless you and your family. However, some children aren’t so lucky. I just pray our country’s systems will change soon.
God bless and thanks for reading. Stay tuned for the next chapter of “The Life in a Day: This is Normal?” short story series.