With all the recent crimes against humanity that have occurred in recent months, I've always wondered why exactly do we see these atrocious events
continue to take place. Even when the sensationalized media isn't reporting an event of ridiculous violent proportions, this stuff still goes on. Now
a disclaimer for those who vehemently disagree with my opinion on violence, I'm more than likely wrong so I advise anyone/everyone reading to fact
Now the reactions that the public has in regards to violent events, whether it be; Terrorism,slaying of LEOs, LEOs killing young people,rape/sexual
assault (of men and women) and/or armed robbery, The reactions always tend to be from the majority opinions in populations of the public. Whom
politicize a segment(s) of the event to fit their own version of reality. Of course not everyone falls for it, which is why you'll have alternative
info sources voluntarily putting their own narrative into current events(e.g Right Wing Org, Young Turks) although that it isn't much better than what
MSM sources do.
The media doesn't even have to spoon feed the words to the public anymore, people are already jumping to conclusions and filling in the missing blank
spots with their personal preconceived ideals of reality like a #ing mad-lib. This often tends to happen when people lack the proper information
and/or facts to coherently form a cogent,logical summary of the event(s) in question.
With much of the information accessible by the public, much of it has been filtered or altered by the owners or majority holders to fit a particular
perspective to get us to fill in the blanks our selves with whatever personal scapegoat we have. Many than began to start with an already biased state
of affairs, however to began deducing the motive of any person or group from that perspective is an illogical endeavor as you lack the proper
information to formulate an objective opinion.
Getting back to the topic at hand,
if we look at this from an evolutionary psychological perspective. We began to see why exactly violence is such an active behavior, traits that
promote aggressive behavior are usually inherited by those whose parents were more than likely aggressive themselves or inherited similar traits,
Aggression was also a survival tactic as well as mood to show your displeasure, it's predominately found in human males(in part due to testosterone,
although female humans can be just as aggressive) and since human males were primarily the protectors (due to them being the predominant inheritors of
aggressive behavioral traits)of their tribes,family and primitive hominid societies.
For males this helped with sexual competition, killing females or other males for sexual infidelity. It also helps with societal competition, to
assert ones dominance over another. For females humans, in the distant past(and some still today in some form) found this to be an attractive trait
in male humans as it meant to the female human that her and her offspring stood a greater chance of survival; E.g Greater access to resources in
comparison to lesser aggressive males, Offspring in their youth are at a reduced risk of being harmed by other males or animal species. Overall it was
sign to the female that aggressive males had better traits for survival.
edit on 4-12-2015 by NateTheAnimator because: Split