I awoke today, checked my newspapers, checked the Internet, and to my great surprise there was not a single example of some member of the National Football League or any member of a baseball team who slugged his girl friend, his fiancee, his wife or his mother. Wow! In fact, not an example of one of these tough guys who disciplined his child with a stick in order to teach the right way to behave. Something must be wrong today. After all, these guys are tough, they can endure pain, and they so enjoy inflicting pain. Of course, they are paid to inflict pain on other tough guys, not on women and children. I was raised in the slums of south Bronx in New York City at a time when poverty reigned the country. As a child, I was taught by older boys that, under no condition, should I strike a female or someone smaller than me.
That was the code of conduct of gangsters in my neighborhood. But, times have changed, and apparently so have tough guys. The old code of honor which prevented criminals from murdering women and children no longer exists. The evidence is clear, times have not gotten better-when it comes to abuse of women and children!