reply to post by jackinthebox
You really want to attack the root do you?
Question everything you see, ask yourself what kind of ideas can be thought of when looking at that particular object or subject.
Ask yourself, why would a perfectly normal middle-class schoolkid get involved in Facism?
In many cases when asking this question (ideas that can be thought of, not schoolkid fascists), i have found the answers right in front of me.
E.g; In videogames emphasizing Stealth instead of gratuitious violence, the thought has occured to me often on the benefits of having such skills - i
would for example be able to live off others without them even knowing of my existence.
So long as something exists that gives an individual the idea
of how something illegal may benefit him, whilst the possibility remains that he
will be able to get away with it, PEOPLE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM.
Not everyone has a 24/7 conscience after all, and for those people who don't (pretty much everyone) the conscience sometimes gets a tad
The important point to make, in dealing with the causes of crime - is that of Nessecity.
Oftentimes the people who steal or mug others are doing so in order to fund a drug habit, and of course in some instances they are forced to do so in
order to appease petty theft rings (i was aware of a few when i was a kid - the kind of social circle where the kid who steals the most expensive
thing was showered with praise from the others), but is it NESSECARY for such actions to occur?
No doubt, there are situations in which committing a crime is nessecary - say for example you were forced to kill someone in order to protect your
family (an extreme) or if you had to steal food in order to feed your little brother?
In both situations, you would not be committing crime for your own ends.
Materialism causes Nessecity, so therefore one must conclude that the main cause of crime is Materialism.
Don't forget that Materialism is Glorified in every single aspect of the Media.
In short - it's about Your environment, and what You Learn from it.
If you deal with the environment in which there is crime, it might be possible to cause some sort of progress.
Of course, some people do quite like that Anarchic 'Urban Chaos' environment.
[edit on 18-3-2008 by Throbber]