Somebody must put a stop to this behaviour

I CANNOT find words to express my utter horror at the death of the young horse at Fens Pool Nature Reserve.

What is happening to our society that a beautiful, innocent, defenceless creature can become the victim of such appalling cruelty?

So much is happening which is not acceptable to decent human beings.

Our parks are being ruined by vandals. Mary Stevens Park is a disgraceful mess after a weekend.

So much for alcohol-free zones!

I counted 30 empty cans and many bottles around just one area of the park. That lot was not left in five minutes.

Broken glass and discarded takeaway cartons added to the mess.

I am sure the police are busy but something needs to be done to put a halt to all this behaviour.

Parents, do you know where your children are? Do you know what they are doing?

If your children are out on motorbikes, where are they going? Responsibility must lay somewhere for all this unnacceptable behaviour.

What about policing? Clearly there are not enough to keep our local community in order.

Who can I, as a senior citizen, turn to for some reassurance that one day there will be an end to all the dreadful things that are going on in our community?

The majority of people are decent and hard working and deserve better than this. These little “wars” may grow into something that will eventually become uncontrollable.

Did we learn no lessons from the riots in London and major cities? Prevention is better than cure.

Mrs P Orchard Lye

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1:58pm Sat 19 May 12

smokinmixture says...

Mrs Orchard how right you are.

What has happened to our society? Not too many years ago the behavioural ‘experts’ decided that smacking children caused them to grow to be violent. In other words children learned by example. However there are two sides to this coin.

There comes a point when ‘telling’ a child that their behaviour is ‘not acceptable’ no longer works. The child will soon recognise that after the warning comes the ‘naughty step’ and what a stupid idea that is, so after a few minutes on the naughty step the child is allowed to carry on as he/ she usually does until the next ‘warning’ comes. It actually achieves nothing.

In our day our ‘wicked’ and ‘brutal’ parents would give you a warning and if you didn’t heed it you got a clout and if that didn’t work, you would get another one, this time a little bit harder. This would continue for as long as you were ‘defiant’ enough to challenge your parents ‘authority’. Eventually you would give in.

So now having ‘outlawed’ discipline there is no deterrent. Parents no longer have ‘the final say’. Teachers haven’t got a cat in hells chance and the rest of us have to put up with it. Our streets are more violent than they have ever been and property is more likely to be destroyed or damaged. Manners has gone and with it all forms of reasonable behaviour. Although having said that, thankfully there still some who do behave reasonably and who don’t want to pull your gold filling out!

I left school at 14 and 3 days later I was working ‘full time’ to keep myself. One thing my father said to me which has never left me was “if you don’t work, you don’t eat son!” These days that ‘work ethic’ has all but disappeared. I believe if we still had those values our country would be much healthier, wealthier, safer and a more pleasant to live in.

So in answer to your question “what has happened to our society”? We allowed the ‘do gooders’ to hijacked it!
Mrs Orchard how right you are. What has happened to our society? Not too many years ago the behavioural ‘experts’ decided that smacking children caused them to grow to be violent. In other words children learned by example. However there are two sides to this coin. There comes a point when ‘telling’ a child that their behaviour is ‘not acceptable’ no longer works. The child will soon recognise that after the warning comes the ‘naughty step’ and what a stupid idea that is, so after a few minutes on the naughty step the child is allowed to carry on as he/ she usually does until the next ‘warning’ comes. It actually achieves nothing. In our day our ‘wicked’ and ‘brutal’ parents would give you a warning and if you didn’t heed it you got a clout and if that didn’t work, you would get another one, this time a little bit harder. This would continue for as long as you were ‘defiant’ enough to challenge your parents ‘authority’. Eventually you would give in. So now having ‘outlawed’ discipline there is no deterrent. Parents no longer have ‘the final say’. Teachers haven’t got a cat in hells chance and the rest of us have to put up with it. Our streets are more violent than they have ever been and property is more likely to be destroyed or damaged. Manners has gone and with it all forms of reasonable behaviour. Although having said that, thankfully there still some who do behave reasonably and who don’t want to pull your gold filling out! I left school at 14 and 3 days later I was working ‘full time’ to keep myself. One thing my father said to me which has never left me was “if you don’t work, you don’t eat son!” These days that ‘work ethic’ has all but disappeared. I believe if we still had those values our country would be much healthier, wealthier, safer and a more pleasant to live in. So in answer to your question “what has happened to our society”? We allowed the ‘do gooders’ to hijacked it! smokinmixture

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