Honestly i think the media just needs something to write about and i really don’t think that they ever really think about what the effects are of their reporting. Knife crime is a problem, but it is not all our young people who are carrying and using knives. I think there has been a huge shift in society even just in the past 5 years, and the fact that some young people feel the need, (and i use the word need intent
ionally) to carry a weapon, shows not just that they are bad young people and should be locked up, but rather that they have no role models who can show them any other values .
Bless him Noel Gallagher had a pop at the young roughy ‘uns the other week but really who wa
nts to be like Noel anymore!! Unless you are in a bad sea-side based tribute band, still trying to live the dream ( I live in Bridlington, there are many!!!)
There was a time when i was a young lad, and before you say here we go, hear me out. I got
in to a fight, it was not a spare of the moment thing i knew he would be out so i took a knife out with me. We met up, and as these things always happen there was a huge group cheering us on. My friend had the knife which i never intended using but i wanted it as a threat. I turned to ask my friend to pass me it but as i turned the other lad landed a punch and then ran straight off, so i didn’t get a chance to use it. But i oft
en wonder what might have happened if i had, if i would be sat now, with a dog collar on writing this blog.
The thing is to carry a knife is an easy answer to a very complex set of questions for young
people today. I would hazard a guess that most young people who do carry a knife don’t want to, and don’t want to be in the situation that forces them to.
I think the question must be not what are they going to do about it but what are YOU going to do about it?