Spring break began for the students of Merced College on Good Friday.
We are all aware of the recession, and some of us know about the volatile situation in Mexico. For those of you who do not know, Mexico is in a war.
Drug cartels and the Mexican army are fighting in the streets.
This combination of poverty and danger will force many young spring break college students to celebrate on the streets of Merced.
I advise the citizens of Merced to exercise extreme caution while they partake of their normal routines.
There will be much carnal pleasure and decadence this week. Mothers will shield their infants' eyes from the images of deprivation that will become commonplace during all hours of the day.
Fathers will be on guard to protect their daughters from the throng of young men with an animal instinct to reproduce during this week of bacchanalian fervor.
It will be a sad time as the innocence of this humble town is forever destroyed by the insatiable appetite that will consume our youth.
MTV has spawned a culture that has no perception of reality and instead thrives on a fantasy created by "Tijuana Spring Break" television specials.
These TV shows incorrectly portray binge-drinking and promiscuous behavior as "cool."
Law enforcement will be working overtime as seemingly normal young people fall to the temptation of reducing themselves to live as animals whose sole purpose is the indulgence of its senses.
May God forgive this town and not let it suffer the same fate as Sodom and Gomorrah.
I wish there was some type of advice I could give to prevent this tragedy, but I am just one man who happens to write a column that nobody reads.
Besides, I have already succumbed to the disease of degradation that will soon infect Merced.
The inherent disease of man -- his desire to rebel against his creator by engaging in self-destructive behavior.
Specialist Seth L. Ewing is an Army combat veteran of two tours in Iraq. He now studies journalism at Merced College.