lefties driven by emotion and a correct belief that they are robots
"But being able to control yourself is less common in left-wingers
than conservatives, scientists have found.
The reason for the difference, the authors found is those on the right
are more likely to believe that they have free will and that individuals have the power to change things."[Quoted from dailymail.co.uk]
Ways of viewing the world: cause, chance and choice - responsibility and
cause : past orientation or determinism
chance : future orientation or probabilistic
choice : present orientation or free will
"If you train/teach primarily in a choice mode, you will inculcate
empiric habits and a self-identity which views the self as primarily
responsible for their own acts. If you teach in primarily objective (past) terms, the individual will relate first to its history and lose
touch with the self and the present. For if the individual sees its
behaviour as caused by a past over which it naturally has no
control, an attitude of irresponsibility is fostered.
"If the future is a major orientation of teaching, as the future is
only predictive; irresponsibility is fostered via a another route, an
attitude of nervous hope or despair or constant tension replaces
realism and self-awareness. If the predictions are often poor, due to
insufficient real world experience and realistic learning from others;
a person may develop return to index attitudes of fate and a belief
in any nonsensical pseudo-science that claims to offer a degree of certainty that it cannot deliver."
[Quoted from abelard.org, April 2000]
The running amok killings in the USA are not exceptional:
Table of rampage killings by country [source - defunct]
Countries with more gun control have more gun mass killing than the USA.
American President Obama's real drive is to sow racial disharmony and to gain more control. Aided by the race baiting 'Democrats', the shooting in Charleston is being 'talked up' with emotion and hysteria. As socialists always do, they want to disarm the public in pursuit of more control, and a one party state.
So, the reality is the USA is doing pretty well outside the great disproportion of 'black' (mostly 'black on 'black) killings.
"Amok originated from the Malay/Indonesian word mengamuk, which when
roughly defined means to make a furious and desperate charge.
According to Malay/Indonesian culture, amok was rooted in a deep
spiritual belief. They believed that amok was caused by the hantu
belian, which was an evil tiger spirit that entered ones body and
caused the heinous act. As a result of the belief, those in Indonesian
culture tolerated amok and dealt with the after-effects with no ill
will towards the assailant.
"Although commonly used in a colloquial and less-violent sense, the
phrase is particularly associated with a specific sociopathic
culture-bound syndrome in Malaysian culture. In a typical case of
running amok, an individual (often male), having shown no previous
sign of anger or any inclination to violence, will acquire a weapon
(traditionally a sword or dagger, but presently any of a variety of
weapons) and in a sudden frenzy, will attempt to kill or seriously
injure anyone he encounters and himself. Amok typically takes place
in a well populated or crowded area. Amok episodes of this kind
normally end with the attacker being killed by bystanders or
committing suicide, eliciting theories that amok may be a form of
intentional suicide in cultures where suicide is heavily
stigmatized. Those who do not commit suicide and are not killed
typically lose consciousness, and upon regaining consciousness, claim
"An early Western description of the practice appears in the journals
of Captain James Cook, a British explorer, who encountered amok
firsthand in 1770 during a voyage around the world. Cook writes of
individuals behaving in a reckless, violent manner, without cause and "indiscriminately killing and maiming villagers and animals in a
frenzied attack." "
In modern times, the machete has been a common weapon of choice.
When living in Malaya, it is expected that every so often someone will run amok. Surrounding inhabitants wait until the rampage has stopped and the return to their lives in a matter of fact fashion. There is no wringing of hands, nor wailing and gnashing of teeth.
"...But the criticism of eugenics soon expanded itself into a more general criticism of a modern craze for scientific officialism and strict social organisation."
"...scientific officialdom and organisation in the State which had specialised in them, had gone to war with the older culture of Christendom. Either Prussianism would win and protest would be hopeless, or Prussianism would lose and the protest would be needless..".
"I am greatly grieved to say that it is not irrelevant. it has gradually grown apparent, to my astounded gaze, that the ruling classes in England are still proceeding on the assumption that Prussia is a pattern for the whole world..."
"Judging by the good they think they are doing, and not by the evil which they really do."
"You are right, Neil, that ultimately it is women, women who
destroyed so much through their pursuit of self-interest, but who,
because of their reproductive potential hold the key. This time round
it is going to be very much harder. Men trusted us, they served us,
they built our houses, fought our battles and they received our
respect embodied in patriarchal structures in return. But now they
have nothing. What is more they have found out that if they do give us
what power they had, we deprive them of their children, we take their
resources and we give them nothing, nothing in return. This time round
we cant expect them to do our bidding, as they did for so long. If we
want to win back their trust and if we want them to co-operate with
us, and I do, we will have to concede some of our independence and be
prepared to place some dependence on them. In this, for their own
security, we will have, I am afraid, to allow them to take the lead."
[Quoted from /conservativewoman.co.uk
"While the manifestos of all major parties teem with cooing
blandishments to women, none of them has a word to say about the
glaring disadvantages of boys and young men in education and
employment. None of them demonstrates a smidgen of concern that the
routine separation of tens of thousands of children from their fathers
every year by force of law in the Family Court is this countrys most
indefensible abuse of human rights."
" Where, then, should men look for a sympathetic political response to
mens concerns? The Liberal Democrats are unusual in having expressed
concern over the number of suicides by men in prison; but, if you put
the words "Liberal Democrats men" into the Bing search engine, you get
back pages that are mostly about women and their disadvantages - apart
from one contributor who observes "I've never met a Liberal Democrat
'man' who wasn't a whiney, sniveling, underachiever", which doesn't
sound very welcoming
Nor are men likely to find a sympathetic ear in a Labour Party whose
manifesto includes a 15-page section on Women in which men,
throughout, are portrayed as the enemies of equality and a menace to
[Quoted from telegraph.co.uk]
"A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back
andforth, shouting like carnival barkers. The Land! It opens in half
an hour. Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can
hear them through the window of his nanas front room. He tries to
figure out what half an hour is and whether he can wait that long.
When the heavy gate finally swings open, Dylan, the boys, and about a
dozen other children race directly to their favorite spots, although
its hard to see how they navigate so expertly amid the chaos. Is
this a junkyard? asks my 5-year-old son, Gideon, who has come with me
to visit. Not exactly, I tell him, although its inspired by one.
The Land is a playground that takes up nearly an acre at the far end
of a quiet housing development in North Wales. Its only two years old
but has no marks of newness and could just as well have been here for
decades. The ground is muddy in spots and, at one end, slopes down
steeply to a creek where a big, faded plastic boat that most people
would have thrown away is wedged into the bank. The center of the
playground is dominated by a high pile of tires that is growing ever
smaller as a redheaded girl and her friend roll them down the hill and
into the creek. Why are you rolling tires into the water? my son
asks. Because we are, the girl replies.
"Its still morning, but someone has already started a fire in the tin
drum in the corner, perhaps because its late fall and wet-cold, or
more likely because the kids here love to start fires. Three boys
lounge in the only unbroken chairs around it; they are the oldest ones
here, so no one complains. One of them turns on the radioShaggy is
playing (Honey came in and she caught me red-handed, creeping with the
girl next door)as the others feel in their pockets to make sure the
candy bars and soda cans are still there. Nearby, a couple of boys are
doing mad flips on a stack of filthy mattresses, which makes a fine
trampoline. At the other end of the playground, a dozen or so of the
younger kids dart in and out of large structures made up of wooden
pallets stacked on top of one another. Occasionally a group knocks
down a few palletsjust for the fun of it, or to build some new kind
of slide or fort or unnamed structure. Come tomorrow and the Land
might have a whole new topography."