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zondag 14 augustus 2011

Disinterest - Why violence?

It is always the small story which stamps its marks on history. Hitler had never become the brutal dictator if he had succeed as an artist and/ or was not bullied as the small boy he was.

This blog is not a plead or defence for tirans like him, but I can understand the rage build in years of pestering and neglectance. The disinterest for the other. A daily phenomenon in our growing and expanding society.

On one hand the fact that people don't even know their neighbours anymore, and on the other the vast way social media explodes, which gives us the illusion of global friendship. Until someone grabs a gun and starts killing...

The point of no return for an individual who can't cope nor understand that all the others are connected, and he is not. His last shout for being noticed. Then we awake for a short moment, especially when it happens in our own neighbourhood.

A worldwide disease, and perhaps it has always been: absolute disinterest for the other. The easy way more and more regulations are invented, without questioning the victims it's causing. Life, especially in the wealthy West, is expensive. In more then one way. Not only money-wise, and we seldom realize that not everyone can afford it. There is a major fallout going on. Social dropouts, unemployment and absolute loneliness translated in all kinds of addictions. We don't care until it happens...

...until the gun fires and kills...

And even then... We are shocked, call the one who made the statement a lunatic, maybe kill him where dead penalty still exists. We hide behind excuses, not facing that we created him, and that we keep continuing creating others. Not only don't we learn from the past, we don't even learn from the now!

To care, as a fact, is a simple way to avoid. Why drive when you are drunk, or where it is not allowed? Why punish someone because he is small, fat, or looks different? I know these are cliches, and that everyone who is on his mind will agree. And still we do. The measurement bigger then life, our own ego, and if it doesn't match we do not care. Fuck him, who can't pay his bills, doesn't have welfare, social security when he is ill... until... it happens...

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