tags: violence



2002 Oct 28
The Way of the Gun

Don’t shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me.

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2010 Apr 18
little girls who will stab the hell out of you if you cross them

(And of course, this reminds of the time when my sister was six, and she got really mad at our neighbors and chased them down the street wielding an axe. True story.)

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2011 Mar 9
scattered thoughts about corporal punishment

What being hit by the belt or smacked in the ass for misbehaving taught me was that the best way to deal with frustration is with violence. This lesson is now something I constantly struggle with to suppress.

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2016 Jun 14
The Failings of American Culture

Improved mental health access is often touted in the wake of mass shootings, often in lieu of any meaningful anti-gun proliferation efforts.

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2016 Jun 15
The Brokenness of American Culture

The way I look at it, the Orlando gunman was solely responsible for his actions. He had his own inner demons and his own murderous intentions.

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2016 Jul 8
The Howling Hobbesian Wilderness

I think one of the ways our culture contributes to ongoing violence is the way it consecrates and sanctifies Darwinian competition. So ultimately all our relationships are adversarial. You're either for us or against us. You have to pick a side. It's a zero-sum game. There's no room for more complex paradigms involving sincere cooperation and altruism. The idea that we're not just all selfish assholes looking out for #1 is looked upon with utter disdain and contempt.

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