So, I'm reading yesterday about how one man stabbed this other man on the train over a subway seat, and this is just one amongst the slew of stories detailing one form of human on human violence that we are informed of each week. Is it me, or are these stories becoming far more frequent and also more mind numbingly brutal as time goes on?
Stories about people shooting up their old places of employment or schools, horrific accounts of children and even babies being raped, abused, abducted and then murdered, people kicking and beating each other to death in the streets while others just look on....
Even as a society, we are so aggressive. Everyone is tough and ready to fight. Just look at all the Youtube videos online of people just going at each other at the shopping mall or in the middle of the streets. I was looking at a vid of this grandma slapping some man and having to be pulled back from jumping him, and even though I'll admit I laughed at first, it did make me pause..... you didn't used to see stuff like that happen!!! Not from sweet little old ladies! ;)
Murderers are also becoming younger, and remorse seems to be a thing that we only read about in books. Accountability and conscience seem to be missing in so many. What the HELL is going on with the human race???
I can't remember ever in my life hearing about so many incidents of violence and murder on a daily basis. Aren't we supposed to be evolving as a species to a much higher place mentally, emotionally and intellectually?
Back when these lands were being settled, violence ran rampant as people killed off others to take land, provisions and even wives. Before there were formally civilized societies and such things as laws, I'm guessing that the more barbaric you were, the more likely you would be to survive. Violence was a way of life.
But now, we're supposed to be so far advanced beyond that. Looks to me like we're reverting back to the times of complete lawlessness, and just acting on pure brutish instinct and emotion. What do you think has happened to cause people to be so cold, callous and brutish these days?? Is it because of desensitization caused by the media? Or is it because being violent has become somewhat glorified (and yes, it has). What do you think?