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originally posted by: skyblueworld
I completely disagree with this thread, she should go through what that child went through, she should be beheaded and paraded around just like that child was. Simple as that.
originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: skyblueworld
I'm not sure that this was presented to try and garner sympathy for the perpetrator.
That was merely the context in which to demonstrate the reaction to the event.
No one is applauding her. But we don't all have to join in and state the obvious (that we disapprove) and join a gang of snarling wolves trying to out do each other with revenge fantasy fiction.
Particularly from the media.
originally posted by: gosseyn
But this experimentation shows (if I understood well) that there is some sort of feedback between the muscles of the face and the neurons.
originally posted by: intrptr
Whomever made those 'witch burning' comments in that other thread are giggling. It best to let it just roll off you like water off a ducks back. The more upset you are by their trolling the more they like it.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
Really interesting post--I love learning about how the brain works, so thanks for posting this.
originally posted by: VoidHawk
How are your empathy levels when you take a good look at this poor child? Put yourself in her place!
In this instance, I think emotional reaction depends on subjective interpretation of what we're looking at. You talk about revealing how we're being manipulated, and in the instance in the photo above, you posted it immediately after talking about being excluded from social groups. In doing so, you manipulated the reader into assuming that this little girl has been excluded from playing with others, and therefore deserve our empathy-driven pity.
But I see it another way--I see her as being the lucky child whose parents were willing to take her to the park on a cold day when all other parents kept their children at home.
I refuse to let you manipulate me!
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Nice thread void hawk. The dehumanisation process has been used again and again as a strategy to help killing other human beings to make the process easier. It's used by militaries in wars and governments who want to get rid of enemies.its why I don't like immigrants and refugees being described as rats or animals or when Cameron used the swarm word. Humans are not normally described as a swarm. It's a word used for things like insects or locust. Not human beings. It suggests we are better than the immigrants superior in some way, when nearly all of us are the descendants of immigrants somewhere along the line. Semantics and words are powerful and it's clear from the immigration debates, dehumanising language is becoming more acceptable, which is a dangerous president that many fail to realise
originally posted by: NateTheAnimator
S&F for the psychology/neuroscience lesson!
Though I'm sure much of the information in your posts will be ignored unfortunately.
but some neurons deep in our brain can’t tell the difference!
I believe your referring to mirror neurons here,no?
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: VoidHawk
OP this makes so much sense on ,my practical experience .I see a kid fall hard ., I get a pain shoot through my body .Its instantaneous .
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
You can allude to group think and propaganda...
And it's an amazing thread...
But the bottom line is a lot of people want it (Bosnia) to happen again.
They're itching for confrontation with the "Muslim hordes".
If it's apparent on ATS, a bastion for intelligence online, just imagine what you're missing among the, ahem, far right websites/allegiances and "group thinkers".
I've seen it, and I've been prepared for a while.