Social Capital and Violence

 
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17 December 2012 05:23
 
burt - 16 December 2012 02:55 PM

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/2012/07/26/the-jokers-wild/

Thanks for the link Burt….I reckon 0userman0 would cream himself over it… smile

 
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MARTIN UK - 17 December 2012 04:23 AM
burt - 16 December 2012 02:55 PM

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/2012/07/26/the-jokers-wild/

Thanks for the link Burt….I reckon 0userman0 would cream himself over it… smile

Yes, that’s why I put it in a different thread.  Would write more but have to go out now and threaten some subordinate types to keep my testosterone levels up.  Will practice my Tarzan yell off the balcony, too.

 
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17 December 2012 12:14
 

Cogent report, Burt. Although it was written a few months ago, it certainly seems to apply to the recent attack on school kids. Assuming Lanza had Asperger’s, his attack came right on cue following the recent DSM5-Asperger’s news story.

 
 
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nonverbal - 17 December 2012 11:14 AM

Cogent report, Burt. Although it was written a few months ago, it certainly seems to apply to the recent attack on school kids. Assuming Lanza had Asperger’s, his attack came right on cue following the recent DSM5-Asperger’s news story.

Something I’ve wondered about for a long time is the psychological condition of people who carry out such attacks, and the degree to which it goes with the finality of the act.  No more uncertainty, stress, anxiety about the future, and so on.  Could it be that for some small portion of the population there are other factors that channel a desire for finality into such actions?

 
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17 December 2012 17:15
 

Homicidal aggression and the 2nd amendment. Which one can we actually do something about for the better?

Until firearms in the US become not easily obtained or convenient to acquire, we can expect homicidal aggressive rages to continue and many more people to die.

 
 
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18 December 2012 01:46
 

The author writes:
How many of these lone and deranged gunmen, quietly secluded from the world like brutalized baboons, could have been redirected along a different path if there had been a community that made them feel secure?

So who is going to reach out and befriend the delusional loners so they don’t feel the stress of isolation?

I tend to agree with the poster who said it is more likely (well OK, maybe just very slightly) that we will be able to better control access to guns in the US than to eliminate craziness.

...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks…

In my fantasy, communities turn in their guns and make a big pile in the public square.  Each pile is melted together to make a monument to peace.  Maybe I should write a post-apocalyptic novel.

 
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18 December 2012 02:18
 

That great Southern redneck gun control rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, said this way back in the 70’s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AtGZBWRmLA

“Hand guns are made for killin’

Ain’t no good for nothin’ else

And if you like your whiskey

You might even shoot yourself

So why don’t we dump ‘em people

To the bottom of the sea

Before some fool come around here

Wanna shoot either you or me”

[ Edited: 18 December 2012 02:20 by EN]