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justaregularperson Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 01:23 AM
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193. Man, our culture is de-evolving in leaps and bounds
Edited on Fri Jun-27-08 01:26 AM by justaregularperson
This entire discussion should be about what **works** best. We are so obsessed with fear, anger, loathing we cannot see straight enough to look toward the future, much less through our red eyes.

The emotional framework is being built (yes, this is all being stoked courtesy of our barbarian "Republican" friends) at the expense of true inspection and scientific method. We should be instead concentrating first on prevention. But because of our more barbaric and powerful neighbors who want to turn everything into "good and evil" and make it equal "life and death" (think about the basis of such philosophy, it comes from the religious righter's belief systems), we are completly off course for really getting to the root of things and actually reducing things like murder and rape.

Sorry, but all the self rightious anger is more self serving than helpful to the victims of rape and murder. We are contributing to their increase and as a result are partly to blame! I swear, I am convinced we could reduce our incidence of child rape significantly if we simply spent as much energy countering the causes and educating the masses as we do on fear and loathing. Statistically the evidence is these are more learned behavior than genetics.

I am preparing to get the hell out from amongst this nuts of a citizenry and move to another country. I still hope for change, but I am working toward the move. The fact that even on a place like DU that is supposedly filled with progressives so many folks want to hold onto apeshit ideas that don't work is just frightening, and is making many of us lose hope that we will trend back to health in time... I just don't know..
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