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Originally posted by Cham Zord
reply to post by Sleuth
Yes, but most of the people in prisons are in for non-violent related charges such as drug possession.
Originally posted by AWingAndASigh
There've been numerous posts on ATS lately about the poor and the terrible things that should be done with them. There are also a large number of posts about the cops and increasing violence committed by them. Crime is rising. We're at war. We're more uncaring about others in our communities.
So I have to wonder what's making us so mean. Even if Republican policies were at it's root, that begs the question regarding what drives Republican policies.
Could we be seeing issues related to population pressures? Someone told me once that preference for male children is a subconscious evolutionary tactic to reduce populations. This attitude is most prevalent in countries like India and China, who also have the world's largest populations.
Populations in Mexico and the Southern Hemisphere are rising, and violence in those areas is growing. Drug cartels are becoming so out of control that Mexico recently switched suppression of their activity from the police to the military. In addition, efforts to reduce illegal immigration into the US is being met with increasing hostility.
I've often thought that war and violence are driven as much by subconscious populations pressures as they are geopolitical events.
These are just a few examples of recent changes in our world that could be related to burgeoning populations and reduced resources.
What effects do you see increasing populations having on world events?