Monsters become monsters because they allow themselves to become a product of their environment. A better environment doesn't necessarily guarantee better people. There are good people who come from horrible environments and bad people who come from great environments.<quoted text>It's not the weapon of choice that matters. It's the mind-set which allows humans to reverse evolution, and become reptilian predators, with enormous brain capacity, but no will to use it for anything other than building better killing machines. Why are there so many monsters? That's what we need to know - not what their names are, but how they got to be that way.
Roses can grow from cracks in the sidewalks.
Snakes infiltrate Paradise.
It comes down to personal responsibility. Teach the core components of personal responsibility to every child, teach them to think for themselves, teach them that Life has value way beyond the XFactor and Modern Family, teach them to teach themselves. Do this and Paradise gets fertilized.
I recently watched an interview with a man who has become a world renowned architect. He came from Lebanon at the age of eight where hate and gunpowder cheapen Life to near zero. He and his father were hit with shrapnel from an explosion dropping into their living room. They immigrated to the West with only the clothes on their backs. He is now worth millions. He values the non-material things here in the West. Very much. He has a reverence for Life and is disgusted with materialism. He was taught and self-taught.
Maybe we, too, can find something rising from the ashes.
But you won't find anything if you are not looking and don't know what to look for in the first place.