The Unraveling Will Be Televised
Don't watch this video.
It's sickeningly depressing.
The Kansas City knuckleheads featured here are clearly showing off for the camera, and whether or not their individual claims can be substantiated, they represent our society’s tragic failure to offer all citizens a sense of hope and opportunity.
There have always been goons, and there’s nothing new about flagrant criminal activity. Even so, this footage represents a new pervasive sense of apocalyptic nihilism that’s destroyed countless lives.
Plenty of people are to blame for creating these lost souls. Yet until the situation improves, I suggest that this video be screened at the commencement of every meeting of the school board and the city council.
We have to do better. Until then, I intend to mind my manners when I spot a "12" on a ball cap.