Do You Really Know Where Your Kids Are?


(Transcription of Audio Podcast)

Stop the presses; here is your wake up call. Hold your horses, however, you need your news delivered to you, well here it is:

Headlines today:

Omaha teen fired randomly, and birth rates among American teenagers show alarming increase. Now, are most parents not getting this information because they are not home when the 6 o clock news is on and they have to be a sleep before the 11 o clock news, because this is MORE than disturbing?

When we are facing a headline of any teen anywhere opening fire on people every week, it is time to stop and ask, “Its 10 o clock, and DO you REALLY know where your kids are? Because it seems like we are letting things get out of hand. I saw an article about the 20 something being a new breed of NON-workers, and non-achievers in the work force. This based upon what there parents taught them growing up “the Everything you do is great world! you are great and you are number 1. This attitude has created a demographic of come to work late. I am number 1 and if you don’t think so I will find someone who will pay me more to work less and accept me for who I am.

I know, where I am going with this you say? Well, if babying our kids got them to become this Generation Y then are the actions we take towards our kids nowadays creating the next generation AK47? – A killing baby machine?

If so, based on the outcome of recent events this demographic will not last long. They will go to the mall; shoot each other and take there own lives. We will only have widowed mothers expecting babies. Now, again don’t take what I am saying as a blanket statement, just let’s get out from under the covers and stop hiding. We need to take control; we need to live by example. So they can follow. Where did anyone of theses shooters learn that you get a gun, shoot people you don’t know and kill yourself? Is it because we as parents don’t resolve our issues with each other and our kids see that? Is it because we bring life into this world and think that the media is going to watch our kids? The days of howdy doody and MR, Rogers has been replaced by the Internet, chat and porn. If you think your kids are getting emails about their college education and how to be a better citizen, think again.

We need a plan, but you have to take action or it is just another American dream. Here is a plan: Go check your kid’s emails (unless they are over 18, then ask) and see what sort of things is coming through. Then listen to the music they are listening too and the movies you are letting them watch; you have this right you know. Just take a look into your kid’s life and see what’s there.

I said it before and I will say it again. These times are not Sunday Monday happy days, more like: UNKNOWN RAPPER: You grow in the ghetto, living second Rate/And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate.

The places you play and where you stay – Looks like one great big alleyway.

You’ll admire all the number book takers, thugs, pimps and pushers, and the big money makers.

People don’t see the USA as a land of opportunity anymore; they see it as the land of you had better grab your opportunity before other do.

I am an artist, and good rhythm and a good rhyme is art in motion, however, it’s not ALL GOOD in the hood anymore and we need to find out why. I grew up in Chicago, in a very bad part of town and went through a lot of the same issues. So don’t say I don’t understand because I have spent my life looking at things from both sides, as we all should do, BEFORE we judge! But all these things happening are just a cry for our attention and understanding. People have babies to need and feel needed, kids act out to get our attention, only nowadays they are using other people life and taking there own to show it. The shooter from this most recent shooting said, “I just don’t want to be a burden anymore, and now I will be famous!” Show them attention, show up in there lives, otherwise we will be showing up at funerals and clinics. I know I have been ranting and you all have every right to send me letter of hate. However, if you do I will challenge you if you are passing the blame. . Ok

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Will Roberts is a trick roper and cowboy humorist, who pays tribute to Will Rogers, America’s cowboy, with a wit as quick as his rope. Will is a syndicated political cartoonist and was recently the trick-roping cowboy at Cirque du Soleil.

Will has covered the Republican National Convention, Democrat events and the McCain-Obama debates. At home in front of or behind the camera, in front of or behind a radio microphone, Will reports what he sees, usually with a twist of humor.