Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Why is it that the last straw is violence?
When protests are ignored and letters to the editor go unanswered and mass gatherings are ignored by MSM things can get violent. Nothing seems to get more attention than overturned flaming cars, bloody heads and tear gas canisters fired by the boys in blue. We know that the fringe groups do it for the mere pleasure of destroying property with no real agenda. Who doesn't like to take a whack at a old wreck with a sledge hammer and pay for the privilege? One amusement attraction involves breaking cheap dishes for the simple pleasure of breaking something with no legal ramifications. Is it something ingrained in our genetic make up? The need to destroy something, anything with a sense of glee. Could explain the ear shattering sounds of Metal music. But I guess we destroy in lesser fashions in our daily lives. Whether it be in the form of making the that pile of paperwork disappear. Ripped through that stack of memos and you did such a great job that here's another stack. Yes we take a near sick pleasure in destruction. I was there when they blew up the Kingdome and was somewhat taken back when the dust settled and the crowd gave a hardy round of applause and high fives to us. But should I be surprised when one of the favorites of Mythbusters is yet ever larger explosions to the point that the boys must be over a mile a way to prevent personal injury?
And now violent video games are protected by free speech laws. There's a bit of perversion in that line of thinking. So now junior can engross himself in all the mayhem his hearts desires but woe be to him should he try and see anything more than partial nudity on screen or video. It would make for an interesting experiment to give junior a choice between firing a 50 cal or watching live sex.
Last straw? It's slowly becoming the first straw.