Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Societal Fail - The Knockout Game & Pantsing

Well it seems we keep sinking lower and lower. Two extremely stupid games have surfaced or resurfaced causing people to be injured, killed, embarrassed or all of the above. The savagery under the guise of a "game"or "just playing," are The Knockout Game and Pantsing. The "Knockout" game is where an unsuspecting person is hit so hard by an unknown assailant that the victim in many instances is knocked unconscious. Pantsing, while more in line with a prank is when someone's pants are unexpectedly pulled down by another, usually in public(see definitions from the Urban Dictionary below). The true craziness of it all is that the perpetrators have no reason to do what they are doing nor any remorse even if they are caught. Come on folks, is this where we are as a society of human beings? Animals in the jungle or zoo don't act this way, yet we as human beings who have the capacity to think and reason do. Something is terribly wrong in 2013 going into 2014.

 1. pantsing What many high school students will do to fellow classmates if they decide to wear sweatpants. It is far to easy to catch the wearer of the sweatpants off-guard and pull their sweats down. Any other form of clothing on the bottom is not to be messed with.....only sweatpants. Poor girl decided to wear her sweats today; she's probably going to get......oh, and the pantsing begins.
 2. pantsing a. to forcefully remove another person pants as a form of embarrassment. b. same as above except for sexual gratification.
 3. pantsing The act or practice of pulling someone's pants down. The Seniors and I went pantsing today. The Freshmen never had a chance.
4. pantsing To yank someone else's pants down. Usually done in a humorous fashion. Also reffered to as pantsed. "Dude, did you see when Mark pantsed Tom? That was hilarious!" "Jack got expelled for pantsing the principal." 
5. pantsing The act of someone pulling down another person's pants exposing their boxers/ briefs Today Bill and I made a plan for pantsing John. We did it in gym when he was sagging showing his orange briefs. He was so embarrassed!
When are we going to say "ENOUGH?"  When are we going to put an end to the madness? How much lower can we go?  In the words of  Martin Luther King, Jr., "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Our lives are ending; haven't we been silent long enough? Something to critically think about. I welcome your commentary in the comment section of the blog and invite you to listen to The Critical Thinker live each Saturday morning beginning at 6 a.m. ET on Follow on Twitter @thinkcritical01.

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