A feral society

As more youths descend into animalistic behavior, our cultutre suffers

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That segments of society are becoming increasingly feral has become frighteningly obvious.

A female purse snatcher who injured her victim recently in Michigan was pinned and detained by witnesses on a city sidewalk – and not only thought it was outrageous that she was being held down, but also proceeded to bite the good Samaritan who was detaining her for police.

That’s feral.

In Florida, a pack of more than a dozen girls allegedly taunted and bullied a girl for several years until she killed herself – at one point texting her, “Can u die, please?”

That’s feral.

In Augusta, 18-year-old Datravious Hoskins was stabbed to death Sept. 17 after an argument over a Playstation 3
gaming device, allegedly by 15-year-old Zemartae Davis.

That’s more than feral.

“He was the neighborhood’s best basketball player,” The Chronicle’s Tracey McManus wrote of Hoskins. “A Butler High School senior preparing to join the Air Force. The kind of brother who would lose a card game on purpose so his baby sister could win a $5 bet.”

A good young person, with dreams. Gone. For no good reason.

Add these and other cases – including the shooting of a baby in a stroller in Brunswick – to a growing list of horrifying examples of animalistic behavior among sociopathic youths who have not the most basic regard for other forms of life.

Actually, calling it “animalistic” is a slander of the animal world; absent some form of biologically-induced madness such as rabies, animals don’t kill senselessly. They do it to eat or to protect themselves or their offspring.

They don’t do it over games.

Even the Navy Yard massacre might be explainable by mental illness. But there’s a difference between mental illness and pure madness.

The vast majority of us don’t do these sorts of things, or produce young who do. But more and more, we have to ask – what kind of society does?

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specsta
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specsta 09/24/13 - 02:22 am
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Our American Society

ACES wrote - "But more and more, we have to ask – what kind of society does?"

A society that embraces violence, like America does. Violence is the American way, the American lifestyle. We expect violence to solve our problems. We are entertained by it and believe it is a normal way of living.

I can turn on the TV right now and maybe flip a few channels before seeing someone murdered, beaten, or tortured. I can flip to the sports channel and watch grown men beat each others brains out, via MMA-style fighting or a boxing match. I can go on Youtube and watch some cop beating a citizen senseless. I can watch the nightly news and get a report about the latest drone strike in a foreign country that destroyed innocent lives.

Then, if I'm up for it, I can stroll into my local gun store and buy a semi-automatic rifle or handgun, no problem. As a matter of fact, a citizen could buy an arsenal of lethal weapons and it's all legal.

Violence is protected in this country. If I feel threatened, I could gun down practically anyone that I determine to be a threat and face no charges. A police officer can fire his weapon into an unarmed citizen dozens of times and face no repercussions. Our military can invade sovereign nations, blast their citizens into a bottomless crater, and we'll pat ourselves on the back.

Children learn by example. Parents will let them watch the most violent films, but then will cover the kid's eyes if nudity pops up on the screen. There probably isn't one parent in America who would have taken their kid to see "The Passion of the Christ" if a pair of women's breasts had been shown in that film. But the non-stop gore and violence was okay for the kids to watch, because it was about Jesus.

This country locks up more people than anyone on the planet. Most are in there for non-violent offenses. We operate prisons-for-profit and pay slave wages to prisoners who work. No one cares about violence in prisons - they are the forgotten ones.

Poverty itself is a form of violence. It strips hope from human beings. It oppresses human minds into feelings of worthlessness and depression. Yet, this violence is legislated and administered by a ruthless cabal who condemn the poor and worship the rich. They take food from children's mouths, health-care from the sick and education from those who want to learn. This is violence of the most clandestine kind.

This is the kind of society we live in, and then folks act surprised when young people perpetuate what they have been told is acceptable. They act surprised when people turn to guns as a remedy. They act surprised when fists and knives are the problem-solver. Violence creates violence, so the blame has to start with those who embrace it as a solution.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/24/13 - 03:09 am
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Not Any Worse Than 1960

I’ll go against the grain and suggest America is not any more evil today than it has been in the past. We examine violent events today because of the plentiful news and commentary channels and the internet. This is why we emphasize these horrendous things so much. In the past, few of these episodes would have hit the front page. Hang in there, we’re okay even if there’s always room for improvement.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/13 - 04:40 am
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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/13 - 04:41 am
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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/13 - 04:42 am
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ymnbde
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ymnbde 09/24/13 - 05:14 am
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we become what we worship

and we worship at the altar of tv
Hollywood is the new Jerusalem
and Hollywood makes the pilgramage to us
they don't kill babies on tv, at least not by
shooting them between the eyes
but tv does make fertile young minds capable
of shooting babies between the eyes
it reaps and sows the fertile ground in empty minds
babies are what tv says babies are
fathers are what tv says fathers are
families are what tv says families are
and tv is controlled by liberals

myfather15
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myfather15 09/24/13 - 05:50 am
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Specsta

"I can watch the nightly news and get a report about the latest drone strike in a foreign country that destroyed innocent lives."

"A society that embraces violence, like America does. Violence is the American way, the American lifestyle."

Honestly?? Must you continue with your hate America campaign??

Have you watched the news to see the recent bombings and terrorist attacks in Pakistan, Kenya, Libya and several other Countries? More people were killed in ONE of these attacks, than are murdered in our Country is a week!!! But violence is the American Way??? Sometimes you are so ridiculous it's almost laughable!! That is if you didn't believe your own words.

But, as far as all the voilence on TV and video games; I absolutely agree!!! Thank you liberal leftist buddies for those!! I don't think anyone is accusing Hollywood of leaning right wing!!

Violence is NOT the American Way!! It's the way of the ignorant wretches on the streets and those with no morals; but it's certainly NOT the way of REAL PATRIOTIC AMERICANS!!!

Bulldog
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Bulldog 09/24/13 - 05:53 am
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The Great Society

The philosophy of the Great Society and 50 years have brought us to where we are...

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 09/24/13 - 06:03 am
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Violence begets violence.

Violence begets violence.

allhans
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allhans 09/24/13 - 08:10 am
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When we began devaluing

When we began devaluing life....

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/24/13 - 08:17 am
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Look no
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further than the civil rights act of 1964, the voting rights act of 1965 and affirmative action. We're not only more ignorant but a danger to ourselves because of these "set the record right" legislations. Some societies are not retrievable.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 09/24/13 - 08:39 am
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FERAL
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Feral acting kids are created by a lack of parenting plain and simple. These excuses for parents raise their spawn without respect for anybody. Their parents allow their kids to disrespect teachers, neighbors and anyone else who happens to cross their path. They lack respect for themselves and think nothing of snuffing out the life of someone else. The great society started us down this road with a welfare system that allows people to be free of responsibility for their actions. It encourages women to have kids they can't support and are incapable of raising with any sense of values.

GuyGene
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GuyGene 09/24/13 - 08:43 am
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Uh, feral?

Y'all boys missed the point - feral. Doesn't that mean just kind of breeding wildly, with no constraints? Feral hogs, cats, dogs, etc., and now we have feral people? Nary Mammy nor Pappy around...

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dichotomy 09/24/13 - 08:44 am
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specsta......"This country

specsta......"This country locks up more people than anyone on the planet.'

Apparently not enough.

specsta....."Poverty itself is a form of violence. It strips hope from human beings............They take food from children's mouths, health-care from the sick and education from those who want to learn."

We pass out more "freebie" money than any other country, society, culture in the world. Bottom line after decades of the "war on poverty" and the "great society".....YOU CANNOT FIX STUPID AND LAZY.

We pay parents EXTRA money to feed their kids and THEN, just for good measure, WE FEED THEM OURSELVES at school FREE OF CHARGE. You show me a hungry kid and I'll show you a criminally drugged up parent that blew the money we gave them.

And as for education.....WE SPEND MORE MONEY PER STUDENT THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. If the kids are too stupid, or too undisciplined to learn anything THERE IS NOTHING ELSE WE CAN DO. The problems with the education system clearly stem from LIBERAL policies and LIBERAL influence on the home disciplining a parent is allowed to do. It has NOTHING to do with the amount of money we spend.

So specsta, you can tirade all you want but the REAL problem is liberal policies and lazy, sorry, good for nothing people who we waste WAY TOO MUCH MONEY on. Actually, I wish I COULD see some poor, hungry people around because POOR, HUNGRY PEOPLE LOOK FOR WORK AND A WAY TO FEED THEMSELVES.

I drive through town every day looking for poor people. You know, half naked starving people wandering the streets or falling out from malnutrition on the sidewalk. I never find them. I do find fat people at the grocery store paying for MORE, and BETTER groceries than I can afford with FOOD STAMPS while talking on their OBAMAPHONE with baby daddy waiting in the parking lot listening to his thump thump music in their Escalade and visibly anxious to get back to his big screen TV in their Section 8 provided house.

We have not stripped anybody of anything. They are stripping us clean and laughing at us while they are doing it. And we deserve to be laughed at because we are gullible bleeding hearts and refuse to address what is REALLY going on.

The only thing these "poor" people have lost is their self-respect. And yes, we may have helped them lose that by GIVING THEM TOO MUCH and NOT EXPECTING ANYTHING FROM THEM.......WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE GET.....NOTHING......NOTHING BUT CRIME AND FERAL CHILDREN.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/24/13 - 10:04 am
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Now dichotomy

That there is what I call putting tobacco in some ones pipe and tell him to smoke it.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 09/24/13 - 10:25 am
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This really is a no-brainer

First, give people money for all virtually all their basic needs but don't allow them to marry and have their husbands/fathers live with their families so that the main source of family unity, commitment and authority is missing. And do this for four or five generations.

Second, allow unborn children to be aborted on demand for any reason or no reason such that millions of children are missing from about 2 1/2 generations.

What results is what we have. Fully functional families with both parents on board and actively forming the children to become mature, responsible and competent adults are becoming the exception rather than the rule all over the nation.

Dependency and an arrogant sense of entitlement without any notion of civic obligation or the slightest impulse regarding personal responsibility is common, especially seen in those warehoused in public schools.

Children are seen, not a eternal beings of infinite value, but as objects to enhance one's self-esteem and economic value, or as a totally optional inconvenience.

Children come into the world and no one in their lives lays down their own selfishness to teach them how to be human beings instead of little self-absorbed savages, and we wonder why they don't know how they're supposed to act or understand that the lives of other people deserve respect.

Heck, for several generations now, these kids largely haven't had role models that would show them what they should even hope for. They could have been aborted as easily as not and nobody values them as people.

What else would they know about life on earth?

The Doc
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The Doc 09/24/13 - 10:54 am
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Feral society

This manifests in many different ways. Yes, generations of entitlement and lack of civic responsibility play a big role. But our society in general has become uncivilized. Everyone needs a scapegoat. Just look at the mugshots regularly updated on this site. Some of these people, albeit probably a small number, are not guilty. And some have minor offenses like disorderly conduct. Some of these people's lives are ruined. Maybe we should bring back public executions? More likely than that is "entertainment" will start incorporating the actual death and dismemberment of people instead of just the simulated carnage we see today. We can be a society like on the movie "The Running Man".

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/24/13 - 10:59 am
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Quote from editorial

"The vast majority of us don’t do these sorts of things, or produce young who do. But more and more, we have to ask – what kind of society does"

In my opinion, you have answered your own question. The reason we hear so much about these cases is because these get reported on by the media. To extrapolate these very few instances to believe the real numbers are much higher is not scientific (just like you editorial study yesterday).

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/24/13 - 11:06 am
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Riverman1 @ 4:09

"I’ll go against the grain and suggest America is not any more evil today than it has been in the past"

Could have a lot to do with the leanient correctional system.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 09/24/13 - 11:51 am
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Everyone needs to read do

Everyone needs to read do dichotomys post. This man needs to be President of the United States! Then maybe our country could turn around and possible survive this Holocaust that is coming. If anyone out there are up late at night listen to Alex Jones or Michael Savage on the radio.
Anyway, great post Dichotomy!

Topsy Krets
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Topsy Krets 09/24/13 - 03:03 pm
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You people are [filtered word] nuts.
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You people are [filtered word] nuts. Listen to Alex Jones? Dichotomy needs to be president? The guy who make blankets judgement based on a few outward appearances is fit to lead the free world? LOL! No wonder the south is behind.

KSL
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KSL 09/24/13 - 05:14 pm
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Yes

He is both wise and learned.

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