Another Murderous Madman and the Obvious Common Denominator

A bunch of girls didn’t do what he wanted, so he set out to hurt a bunch of girls and teach them all a lesson. Folks, yes that is misogyny, yes it is gun violence, but mainly

IT IS PUNISHMENT.

The reason all these killers find it reasonable and rational to hurt the people who don’t do what they want, is because EVERYONE finds it reasonable and rational to hurt people when they don’t do what Β they want. That’s the concept of punishment. And we all know where he learned it, where they all learn it, where WE all learned it. Right?

Now how is it that what these crazies are trying to do and why is somehow not front and center of the conversation? Why are we talking about sex rather than the roots of violence, why are we talking about who the victims are instead of what these killers are doing and why?

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9 thoughts on “Another Murderous Madman and the Obvious Common Denominator

  1. Scarlet May 28, 2014 / 1:21 am

    The most disappointing thing about it is that the only thing they are talking about is guns.

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    • neighsayer May 28, 2014 / 7:20 am

      Oh, there’s a ton of Twitterage about misogyny, but with Brevik it was Islamophobia, and there’s anti-semitism, and homophobia . . . everyone seems to want to talk about the status of the group that’s getting killed, but no-one talks about the common thing, it seems like we’re all OK with killing those we don’t like, except the group of folks being killed.

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      • Scarlet May 28, 2014 / 8:01 pm

        I was thinking about that this morning, everyone has their little causes they like to bang on about and rarely does anyone look outside there. I saw a blog recently which was a repost of an article about racists, the blog was full of ranty comments – no one actually noticed that the original blog was from a satire site. Its all about flags.

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          • Scarlet May 28, 2014 / 8:40 pm

            The first thing I do with those articles is read up on the source, arguing with the right wing taught me that most of their references are wrong, especially SEC who once linked an article about gun control that said the exact opposite of her argument.

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            • neighsayer May 28, 2014 / 8:44 pm

              she always does that. There is something wrong with her. Or maybe it’s just a language thing.

              Sunny not only caught everyone, but the site he sent us to has a long list of comments that show NO-ONE knows it’s a joke. It’s just too believable, I guess.

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              • Scarlet May 28, 2014 / 8:52 pm

                I pulled her up on it twice, the first time she stopped answering, the second she put up a blog and passive aggressive at me, which made me cry, laughing.

                I did write a few blogs about people reading their references but no one seems to care, I wonder at most people’s schooling or if it was that I went back to do my high school again, maybe I’m being untrendy? Its the same things that go on all the time on that website, and a few blog sites I’ve noticed. I’d rant about it but then people would call me a liberal, if only they would research πŸ˜‰

                I’ve had two people email me to come back today, that was a nice thing to wake up to πŸ™‚ Hows things in the Neigh part of the world?

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                • neighsayer May 28, 2014 / 8:56 pm

                  little too busy, working into the evenings, 12.0 hour days. Otherwise good. Tired now, I have to get offline and wind down before something catches my eye and wakes me up. You good? I’ll look back tomorrow, have a good day . . .

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                  • Scarlet May 28, 2014 / 9:00 pm

                    Busy helps the time go faster right?

                    I’m ok, a bit all over the place, having lots of trouble writing anything sensible, but otherwise I’m good πŸ™‚

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