Teenagers, Women, and Children Wearing Ipod Music Headphones While Walking In Public


I was out with the wife and kids today and I noticed a young man walking with some Ipod headphones in his ears while listening to music. I shook my head at his lack of situational awareness and figured he must be a robber's ideal target.

Walking with music glaring in your ears while you are off in la la land in these perilous times (2 Timothy 3:1-17) in which we live is quite naive.  Not only are you a prime target for the local hoodlums but you cannot hear cars or other vehicles approaching you because of the music pulsating in your ears.

People might ask, "How are you a target for hoodlums because you have earphones in your ears."  Well, I'm glad you asked me that: 

1) They know you have a valuable Ipod or other device on your person so they are assured there will be a monetary reward for robbing you. 

2) With loud music in your ears your senses are dulled and you probably will not notice/hear your assailants as they plan their attack and then carry it out.  More than likely they will strike you from behind and you will wake up on your back with your pockets empty and your possessions stolen.

3) Criminals like an easy "mark" and a person with music blaring in their ears is an ideal victim because they will never know what hit them.

Women joggers wearing headphones are highly susceptible to a violent attack from a rapist because they will not hear their attacker approaching them.  A women should never wear music headphones out in public while she is jogging. 

As a man I would never do something so foolhardy and I am well over two hundred pounds of solid muscle and I have been in numerous fights with full grown and very violent men.  Most suburb raised and/or people of the liberal persuasion will probably scoff that I won't wear headphones in public.  Let me lace the "peanut gallery" with some street and prison knowledge; even stone-cold killers are always watching their backs.  A person who watches their back is not always scared or a punk, sometimes they just know what time it is.  Even cold-blooded killers know they won't live very long on the "mean streets" if they aren't on the lookout for their enemies.   

In this day-and-age, in this horrible economy, and with these youth with no values instilled in them by their parents or our socialist public school systems you better prepare yourself for attack because it is coming your way.  We will see who is right, I just feel pity for your wife and kids because it is your job to protect them and you have shirked your responsibilities.  

Another pet-peeve I have is children wearing these music headphones while out with their parents.  Children should not be allowed to separate themselves from their family unit by listening to music and not being a part of the family discussions.

Riding in the car or walking with your children should be the prime-time for Christian parents to instill God's truth in them.  Children should never be allowed to distance themselves from the family discussions by listening to music with headphones.  It is very disrespectful and I would never allow my children to dishonor me in public by listening to headphones when they are out with me.  I will have my children's undivided attention when we are out-and-about and that is impossible if they have music headphones on their ears. 

Christian parents need to do what God commanded and stop letting other people have so much influence on their children.  Why does the liberal media, amoral Hollywood, godless rock stars, Marxist politicians, socialist public schools, and every other anti-God person having so much sway with your progeny? 

Wake up!  You talk God, live it!  Don't fake the funk!  Walk the walk!  Stop being such a pushover and raise your children the way God commanded you to.  In other words, grow a backbone and be a man!

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  'And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,'"
Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

"And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?  For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him,"
Genesis 18:17-19.
"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  'And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,'"
Deuteronomy 6:4-9.