Every 20 year old man was once a 10 year old boy, and the desensitizing, glorification of violence, and discouragement of empathy that boys go thru in our culture is intense. It's intuitive to many parents that a media saturated with violent movies and video games is an obstacle to healthy emotional attachment and developing empathy. Of course, some families want their boys hardened, and some boys work alienation into their minds with seeming ease. But let's not discount the damage it does to their futures and ours. It's part and parcel of the problem, not a distraction. I look forward to knowing more facts about what happened and why, and in the meantime we need to be having a multi-faceted conversation.
Did you know you can join the TNDP Finance Council for $85/mo and get great perks like 2 tickets to this morning's breakfast? Today's TNDP is making it easier and easier to participate.
oh JQP, what a sad shred of misshapen logic your post is. Certainly, no one in their right mind believes that for the whim of a single person, public land and the public good should be swept away in a fury of narcissistic plunder.
We are all made of fragile stuff, but each human of conscience places their faith in the reality that together we make more than we make in solitude. All the sadder for those whose pathological need for power steals their humanity out from under them.
The destruction of The Carver Garden was ridiculous, callous, and vindictive.
The divide in our lives has never been more clear. Where do we go with each other when we fight over little pieces of land and piles of composting leaves? Are we so thread bare that we can't weave ourselves a little bit of community?
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