What Is This Screwed Up Need To Blame And Punish? (G-uno)

We are without doubt screwed up by our need to point our fingers of blame, it’s become the foreplay for the act of punishing someone. It’s as if there is some deep need to take another human being, and prove that they have done something horrible to justify an even darker act of so called “redemption’. The very act of picking someone to single out holds a certain amount of darkness within itself. I myself have been guilty of this deplorable behavior. It’s not to say that certain acts don’t deserve to be punished. I just reject the thought that issuing it should be done with the intention of self serving angry satisfaction.

I know what your thinking “great another bleeding heart liberal” so let me put your mind at ease. I do believe in punishment for premeditated, conscious acts against any living being. I’m just saying that by now we should as a society be as intent on what causes a person to commit these acts. We should have the same full force passion on discovering these causes, as we do for punishing them. You know ” an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” mindset.

I know you can’t change the world. You can’t change the nature of the beast. With this kind of thinking we could of never put a man on the moon, or developed cures for certain diseases. We could at the very least acknowledge that we do get some kind of perverse sense of pleasure out of blaming and punishing others.

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  1. #1 by g2 on November 16, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    I find it somewhat entertaining that the same ones who feel God has some higher purpose in the most mundane aspects of their life… “pray for my great-niece’s c-section/tooth extraction/podiatrist visit/overseas flight/whatever…” You know who they are, they are all over Facebook every fucking day, generally tend to be the same ones who deem some people are just monsters and they need to fry. They are usually the same ones who call someone who has an abortion a “baby killer” and they also need to fry. If their own life has some higher purpose, why can’t the same empathy and kindness be extended to anyone else. Why can they not just pause for a moment and go “what in the world pushed them that far? Are they capable of understanding their choice? Why did they make it? Is there something we has a society need to do different?”

    Don’t misunderstand, I’m a natural cynic who reads too much psychology. I do ask the motivation, but I also tend to understand that some people really are just monsters. Some of them just aren’t going anything illegal. I find the guy who kills people for fun as damning as the person who hides under the guise of religion to brainwash their subordinates to hate.

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