So, the idea, AST, is that our punitive abuse of one another makes us more aggressive.
So we spank the kids when they’re little and jail them when they’re grown, the kids all need to be tough, it’s a tough, competitive world out there. For many these days, it seems overly so, and for some, when they seem to be losing, the American doctors are providing testosterone supplements, you know, it’s a competition, maybe a little more fire will straighten your life out. I get it sort, of. I mean, I’m on record as saying I don’t like it, but I get it.
I’m not actually here to argue that point today, I simply want to draw my usual conclusion, and this time a form of proof, from the scenario just described.
If the prescription for the milder, less aggressive folks is to gain some aggression, if that’s a solution for people, then that is proof of the motivations I and AST ascribe to the abuse of punishments – we already agree to my premise, the perceived need to artificially increase our aggression.
I’ve been looking for something like that!
It’s all right here, right in front of me, in front of all of us, but seeing it is still an exceedingly difficult thing.
June 8th., 2020