A Cole Worl': This is a generation of trigger pullers

February 16, 2018

Every time America sneezes we Jamaicans ketch cold. That has been an age old saying by Jamaicans by and large everywhere.

With what has taken place in the US recently with the school shooting, it begs to ask, are we taking stock of what is happening?

Are we seeing how disputes and conflicts are resolved in this day and age? No longer are we hearing about and witnessing ballpark fights and brawls, but kids nowadays are straight up taking their fathers' AKs and pistols to a school fight.

And the worrying thing in all of this is that it doesn't seem like these perpetrators are showing any remorse for their actions; these millennials are a generation of trigger pullers.

They don't know how to turn the other cheek and forgive 70 times seven. You'll be in school and you don't even know if you've offended someone only for it to be shot up by some deranged, psychotic and disillusioned child.

Again I ask, are we taking stock of what is taking place up north? I dread the day we as parents send our children to school here in Jamaica only for a news bulletin to inform us of tragedy.

The world is an angry place and that anger is being manifested through our children. How do we as a people fix it?

Is it that we need to curb what is being watched on television or what is heard on the radio? Even with that said, we can't govern the ears and eyes of every child when they are out of sight.

How do we fix a problem that is already broken?