This is again a mirror to Tom’s thread about vitriol.(The bastard steals all my ideas… ) I think his thread should have been moved somewhere else than flounders because it addressed a subject that is a sensitive one for me.
In this thread, I would like to stay as far away as possible from quoting mean replies. I also would prefer if we didn’t refer to Forumosa. I would prefer if we didn’t refer to any political, religious and racial matters. I would prefer if countries, culture, mosques, churches, temples, and the white house would stay out of this discussion.
I would prefer if we could just discuss the concept of violence. The cause, the effect and the consequences. Especially the cause as you can see in the thread title. Why violence?
You’d think civilised people wouldn’t be so violent. Isn’t civility a nice word to describe sophisticated barbarian’s behaviour?
The world is a sickening place and so unbelievably beautiful and enjoyable at the same time. Is that what Yin and Yang is?
So why violence? Is it indispensable to us thinking animals? Is violence necessary to let us appreciate the good things in life?
I refuse to believe that simply because there are more people on the wrong side of the track and mathematically speaking it seems like a pretty dysfunctional way of going about being happy, only once in a while.