Re: programs

Wed, 13 Mar 1996 08:50:48 -0800

Gerry Waite wrote:

I think that one only has to look at juvenile crime statistics of late to
realize that our cultural reality is being seriously warped by

Here's me:
I just have a problem with blaming things like juvenile crime on tv.
What about poverty? Abusive / inadequate home situations? I realize, of
course, that not all children who grow up in those kinds of situations
become criminals, but we have to look at the general economic and social
situation in the US these days as responsible in at least some part (and
more of a part, I think, than television) for the wholesale
disenfranchisement and subsequent lashing out through crime and violence
of a great many young people in this country.
When state and federal governments refuse to adequately fund
education, won't maintain minimum wage at a livable level, and cut
preventative social programs in favor of punitive ones, is it any wonder??
Donna Lanclos