posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 12:45 PM
Spirit, thanks for bothering to put up a 2nd link, but I'm using a phone to get online so the gallery wouldn't load! Ho hum!
You know, I dont think the world is getting any more mad than it used to be, its just that we are much more likely to hear about it/see it these days.
As for desensitisation, yeah, I expect you're right: the more horror we see, the less it bothers us. This is afterall the essence of the difference
between veteran units & fresh troops, in assessing their likely effectiveness.
I cant agree that it'll lead back to barbarism tho. The hallmark of barbaric societies is an absence of information, imo. Horrendous acts get
perpetrated because hardly anyone knows that each individual case happened, plus the perpetrators know in advance that that is the case & can thus
reasonably expect to get away with it.
I believe that what we are seeing now is entirely new & could lead to a new paradigm entirely.
Still, it could also lead to TPTB clamping down on the freedom of reportage, particularly from private citizens on the net