After a party was disbanded by police in Florida, the group of approximately 300 teens thought it was a good idea to flash mob Walmart! Not the singing and dancing kind of flash mob. The teens stormed into Walmart. They stole snacks and drinks and destroyed $1500 anti-theft device. Many of the teens were recording the fiasco with their phones. The old saying that someone must have been raised by wolves, is too kind for these kids. Have these children been left at home to raise themselves for the past 14 - 18 years? I would have to answer that question with a "Yes".
What is the world coming to, when at least 300 kids think that it's a good idea to storm a Walmart store in mass and steal and break things? Why do people have children if they don't want to accept the responsibility of raising them? I ask myself this question, practically everyday. Many youth today are not respectful, kind or considerate. When did parents stop teaching manners and proper behavior?
A news reporter on a website said that these kids need jobs. Having a job is not going to make you have good sense if you don't have good sense. If someone gave these idiots a job, they would fire them before the end of their first day of work. Youth today think that they can say and do anything that they want to do. I don't know where they get this sense of entitlement from. Maybe we have too many parents who want to be friends with their kids or they are afraid of their kids. In either case, parents are not doing their jobs. Children are not being raised and that is proving to be detrimental to our entire society. Look at the crime in Chicago. There have been at least 284 homicides. If you think that some of these Walmart flash mobbers aren't on their way to being offenders or victims, think again!
Parents need to realize that when they don't raise their children, they will harm someone or they will be harmed by someone. The parents that actually raise their children have to spend a lot ot time trying to make sure that their children are not harmed by the children who were not raised. This has become a societal problem. It really does take a village to raise a child. I remember a time when any adult who saw you misbehaving, would tell you to stop misbehaving and you would do it. Today, parents have taught their kids that they don't have to listen to anyone. These kids will not join a mentoring program, the programs need to start directly with them. Parents, I urge you to talk to youths who are not behaving properly. Don't yell at them, just try to encourage them to do something positive. After all, they may not know any better because they may have been raised by wolves.