- Posted October 20, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Kill Our Debt by Killing The Debtor?
Despite the infamous history of Jimmy Kimmel messing with kids, this time, he had gone too far. At the past Wednesday night, Kimmel introduced a new segment called “Kids Table” in which America’s youth weighs in on the politics of the day. If he meant to fire up a controversy, he succeeded; but if he intended to show his humor, he absolutely failed. The kids’ “opinion” on debt wasn’t fun. Instead, it was disturbing. When a boy suggested that we solve the debt crisis by “killing everyone in China”. I, as a mother of similar aged children, felt disgusted. Haven’t we had enough of gun abuse? Haven’t we had enough of mass killings? Haven’t we had enough of TV violence? Sadly, the environment in which we are raising our children is getting harder and harder. We have to deal with so many problems that our parents didn’t even need to think about. Gun abuse, cyber bully, e-pollution (violence displayed in video and online games), just name a few. We had enough of such culture, if it can be called “culture”. Can we kill our debt by killing our debtor? ABSOLUTELY! Can we solve our problems? NO! It’s like, kill the patient to kill the cancer. Will that work? The keywords, "kill Chinese", are threatening enough. Do Chinese people take it seriously? I don’t think so. They even posted the video on Weibo and were joking about it. I feel ashamed. The “kill Chinese” came from a child's mouth. Children, they are so pure, naive and lovable. Shouldn't we teach them love? Shouldn’t we teach them peace? Shouldn’t we teach them responsibility? But where and how did they get the idea of "killing someone" to escape their responsibilities? It’s a broadcasted program, people behind those words were not as naive as children, wait a second, maybe they are? They think this is funny; this is ok. If it’s their idea, let them say it themselves. Stop using our children to speak out your ugly mind. Let the children be children!