Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shallow and sentimental - we did ONCE know that verbal assault is a very dangerous precursor to violence

Shallow and sentimental  - we did once know that  verbal assault is a very dangerous precursor to violence . We did once know that written incitement to violence was even more dangerous . We did once know that the danger increases because of collective logic agreement ,; because collective faith logic draws more people in and provides quite reasonable people with temptation to participate in bad behavior -to join with others in a chorus - to motivate and keep motivating an action .First  way to tackle such violence is to accept this collective chain and not be distracted by a more sus logic about extremism and individuals .

While it may please the TV audience, the above two realities and focus makes those who hate us hate us even more - when we react carelessly we show ourselves to be stupid and shallow.  Sometimes the problem is best understood by understanding  the audience reaction first -esp if we are to stop it happening again.

Far from being ahead of the issues , those who forget the basis of western concepts of responsibility and respect for individual turn the response to increasing social disorder into a shallow reactionary game .
The system did not adequately deal with this issue but that's not just media or police - it runs much much deeper.  
We need "all tools " is rubbish ;  we need appropriate tools    Picture chooks running in all directions 
"suite of measures" is OK  BUT its  one of the excuses used by intellectual idiots in charge who don't know which ones work . Idiots who could advocate the idea of monitoring bad people  or just locking them up .Idiots who love making lists and waste our time collecting them .

Even  our best reporters play the game( or lose the opportunity to stand in the TV's silly frame- something they can avoid by doing their proper job of letting other people say silly things) .
And its a very serious game because it lacks the patient logic of the past and insists in imposing itself on some present problem'   ( A shooting of innocent people by a mad gunman )
It can be and is so careless that the cure can be worse that the disease - the tyranny more permanent than the particular problem . Was  the solution  a solution ( the assumption that suddenly because we are so clever, we can deal with human behavior with the stroke of a pen )  They focus only on outcomes and seek  to use western law in a way it its never been used before .   The media machine being so powerful that parliamentarians are presumably afraid to properly debate laws that seem to already have common assent - common sentiment perhaps,  but  not the common sense we need from them
T Dalrymple and others like authors of Telecom 2000 social report have rightly pointed all this out.

ABCTV,  like all the cloned victims of the ideal of popular wisdom/simplicity /stupidity  are again calling for more monitoring of mad men . The Authorities  have advised that Man Haron Monis was NOT  on their watchlist because he "did not have a history of violence ". This shallowness goes to the heart our corporate stupidity on the subject.

We deny violence until it kills;  or comes bloody.  Our society is in denial of the violence inside .( depression students know this but few others do or speak up on it ) There is violence inside us all  but we are no longer dealing with it as our forebears did . We see anger as sin and try to sit on it ( leads to worse things bursting forth ) We do not "be angry" as encouraged  with sin but sin not ourselves .Some even accuse God of sinning by being angry , and therefore put themselves as  righteous by trying not to show anger themselves .  Too clever for their own good .We think we are progressing when our thinking is regressing .

Some faiths deal with Anger;  other faiths seem to only promote it,  or leave it unresolved .  The temptation  to move from anger to verbal to physical is real within us all .The apostle Paul  set the scenes  by repeating the mindset  we need 3 times and in 3 different ways towards the end of  Romans 12. If only our citizens would practice it and learn to know that,  impossible as it may sound,  it actually works.

Thankfully our laws are not so shallow , Verbal abuse is considered as dangerous as physical abuse and is rightly prosecuted the same . A faith system that prescribes violence is going to prompt real violence , Anger not confronted , as with Julian Knights and many" lone wolves " can lead to killing and disrespect for the sentimental superficiality of the audience ( who get shot ) The lone wolf is  a dumb myth --------there are whole hoards of them ready to go and ..... ready to stop .... by listening to them .  Few are listening to them and we need to listen to those in our locality. yes  I know a few 
We should  know all this if we dare think about it ; we have families .

Leaders PLEASE  help us to think about ANGER again so we are alert but not alarmed ; that we allow open anger and protest knowing that its in free open dialogue and listening ( which  most people are not doing when a terrorist speaks ; which most guardian media priests think would be too much for THEIR audience -( ignoring their obligation to report the facts )not too see - patronising bullshit