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The Truth About violence
Posted: 04 February 2012 03:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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Theresa, Sam article is based on the premise that a violent act against you while unlikely to ever happen may occur once, and so running is the best option.

You seem to have a position where a violent act is likely to occur rather frequently.

Of course in a situation where violent acts are going to occur at a high probability you will need to completely modify your game theory. No one would take his stance on violence as a way to wage war for example.

If you live in a neighbour hood where alot of people get stolen from at gun-point but never murdered, then you could indeed say that these people are actually murderers. And if you weigh up the chance of you dieing against the losses to you by losing your wallet and future implied loses by letting the criminal continue, then maybe it might be the right more to fight back. But I think that that situation would be an incredible long shot.

In the western world, where even if you are broke you are not likly to starve to death because of our social systems, not amount of money, even 100% implied losses, are worth your life.

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Posted: 10 May 2014 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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without having read anything above this,i declare that humans are animals and animals are violent. simple as that.

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Posted: 10 May 2014 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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but,there is another reason for human violence. humans are more intelligent than animals,which is of no interest here,and more emotional too. emotional in a good as well as a bad way. thus humans,because of their rotten culture,get neurotic and psychotic. animals dont suffer these emotions,except when they live with humans.
note,human culture is rotten,its a fact,but its also a fact that there is no solution for human condition. whatever happens happens cos it was made to happen thus,as much as water runs only downwards. so the state of human culture at any given tame and place,is the one only possible having in mind determinism ie causality of events. so we should not complain. we are shit and thus our culture is shit. we dont deserve better. and even if we deserved,one does not get what one deserves. one of swedish great writer of human condition,maybe strindberg,shows this in his dramas,in which he pictures a good person who finishes up badly and a bad person who finishes up goodly. like marfys laws.
and to avoid facing the ugly truth about human condition,the stupid and cowards invented god.
but dont envy them. deep down they all know there is no god. cos even they have some logic.

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