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So you're thinking maybe the sheer mass of people is triggering some primitive, instinctual flip-out response in some people?
Originally posted by VforVendettea
I wonder if it is going to get worse as we approach 12-21-12?
Do you feel that middle-class teens are so aware of looming economical drought that it sets them off? I always thought of teens as a bit oblivious to things like that, especially in households where the parents had secure jobs.
But as you stated your explanation of Jungle Rules, it could be something else going on in their lives.
Originally posted by Kryties
I had this conversation with my wife a few hours ago....
....basically the average person has been put under more and more stress as they are expected to perform in todays modern world. Those that have underlying mental conditions are the first ones to crack as slowly, but surely, society unravels.....
...methinks we aint seen nothin yet.........
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
We are also a society bombarded constantly with negativity. For example...the evening news will pummel your subconscious with 25 minutes of death, doom and destruction and toss you a 3 to 5 minute feel good story about something generally trivial.
This ads up. Now consider we have the fake doomsday of Dec 21, 2012 and all the crap around that flooding people's minds. We have a "fiscal cliff" that is going to make the poor even more poor and remove the hope of anyone unemployed from getting a job anytime soon. This is more crap but...it is what is being pounded into our skulls constantly. Is there little wonder that some people just snap? When people become hopeless, the either become helpless or aggressive.
I put a huge blame on the media. The type of info they choose to put out. How it is presented, the subject matter. They are intentionally creating hopelessness in some people. They spend billions in psyche studies to know how to spin a story to get the desired reaction in the larger percentage of people.
They want people to feel helpless and hopeless...cause when they do, the turn to their owners and cry to be protected...
Just my opinion.
The Bath School disaster occurred on May 18 1927 in the small hamlet of Bath Township Michigan. It is still to this day the worst mass school murder in American history. On May 18 1927 local farmer and school board member Andrew Kehoe began his day by bashing in his wife's skull with a shovel and leaving her body in a wheelbarrow behind his barn. Kehoe had a grudge that he was planning to settle that day. Andrew Kehoe had been elected to the post of treasurer of the Bath Consolidated School Board in 1924. While on the board he fought furiously for lower taxes. He blamed a recently passed property tax for his family's financial plight (his house was foreclosed on). The property tax had helped to finance a new modern school house. It was this new school house that Andrew Kehoe planned to destroy on that sunny spring day in Bath. In addition to his duties as the treasurer of the school board Kehoe had volunteered also to do maintenance work on the building. This presented him the opportunity to set his diabolical scheme in motion. It's believed that sometime in mid 1926 he began to place bundles of explosives in and around the foundation of the school building. He was able to purchase dynamite under the pretense of using it to remove tree stumps on his farm. He also planted dynamite and gasoline bombs at certain locations around his farm. On that morning in May he loaded up the back of his pick up with metal debris,scrape,nails and any other sharp metal junk he could find. His pick up was also full of explosives. It's believed that about 8:45 am he set off the explosive devices he had place all over the property and drove away in his shrapnel laden pick up truck. The local fire department and police responded to the scene of the fire. About forty minutes into fighting this fire at about 9:45 am the firemen heard the loud boom and were able to see the Bath Consolidated School building explode. Kehoe had set off the explosives he had placed in the school building. The building was full of students and their teachers at this time. Thirty eight of the students died as a result of the explosion that day. Two of their teachers also perished in the blast. Andrew Kehoe wasn't done with his deadly work either. About half and hour after the explosion at the school Kehoe arrived at the chaotic scene. Calling the School Superintendent over to his pick up he reached into the truck and drew out a rifle and fired into the back of his pick up setting off the explosives there and sending a rain of shrapnel into spectators standing nearby. Four more people plus Andrew Kehoe were killed by this blast. In total forty six people including Andrew Kehoe died that day in May of 19