I wanted a picture to represent VIOLENCE, so I could talk about the horrible and useless PBS program I tried to watch. What I found was, there are so MANY different KINDS of violence, I couldn’t find ONE picture that represented even a few of them. I finally found this one. This is the look of fear. Kind of universal, in a way. Violence and fear, usually go together, so it’s the header to this rant.
The program, and I didn’t watch all of it, just parts of it, because I thought it was horrible and useless, but hey, that’s just my opinion. They had spreadsheets and I guess that’s more real than people who are actual living in places where there’s never ending violence. You know how important GRAPHS are, right? Stats are truth, violence, horror, terror, torture, just fit on a line over little boxes. Doesn’t even hurt the guys who are drawing them. They did mention that men are more violent. Wow! New, for sure. Who knew? Shows how brilliant the researchers were. I wonder how much they got paid to figure that one out.
Okay, the first piece of idiotic garbage was that this was a program on how to cut down on violence, but THEY CUT INTO THE HEADS OF RATS AND PUT THINGS IN THEM TO MAKE THEM AGGRESSIVE AND ISN’T THAT VIOLENCE ON AN EPIC SCALE? They didn’t seem to realize the horror and violence behind their OWN miserable and hateful torturous acts, so what kind of JUDGES COULD THEY POSSIBLE BE WHEN IT CAME TO VIOLENCE, IF THEY COULDN’T EVEN SEE IT WHEN IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM AND THEY WERE DOING IT THEMSELVES?
Once I saw the poor helpless, INNOCENT, rats being brutalized, I turned it off. Then I turned it back on later and it had not improved in the least. There were no rats, but they did refer to their sadistic findings. I can’t tell you how I long to put the things they put in the rats heads into the heads of the people on the show. I would watch them and trigger their behavior and then I would write up my findings on cruel and hateful people who are idiots.
They took babies, 3 months old, and showed them skits with three teddy bears, wearing different colored shirts. One bear was nice, one was mean and one was average. Every single kid, when asked which bear they wanted, picked the nice bear. Every single one, made a sad face when the bad bear took the ball and disappeared. They all knew who was good and who was bad and they couldn’t even walk or talk.
Anyway, they found 24 bodies, well the bones of bodies, in a desert, from the beginning of time, or something like that because I was so enraged, I really didn’t pay attention to names because I wanted to save the rats and never see the ugly faces of the people talking about them as if they DIDN’T HAVE FEELINGS OR FEEL PAIN. Evil and violence and they couldn’t even see it. Sick.
Anyway, they said this is a calm time, even though kids are being murdered in schools and people are gunned down in the street and wars never end. So, the 24 people are equivalent to what’s happening today, in their minds. Yes, we know the first people on earth killed each other. We didn’t need to waste time watching them sit there, heartless and superior, telling us what we already knew.
Here’s the bottom line: governments and laws/rules, eventually civilized people, through terror and punishment. They started stopping them from having sex/raping in the streets and going to the bathroom in the street as well. They were told not to relieve themselves on stairway. Are you with me so far? The moderators believe our rules are keeping people from being even more violent than they already are. Oh, they mentioned manners as well. You remember manners, don’t you? I still see them now and then and it makes me happy, but I digress.
Here’s the important part: They scanned the brains of murderers and people who were not murderers. The non murderers pre frontal lobes showed up red, with bits of other colors, but the killers didn’t have any red at all, only a really pretty color blue, which the non’s had small bits of. So, because the murderers didn’t have any red, they didn’t have much control over their own actions. I do not know how many brains they looked at but there were only a few pictures of murderers shown which would make that the smallest sample ever in the world, or not. Maybe they did a million scans. If they said how many, I was plotting how rats could take over the world, so I wasn’t paying attention to the icky people whose mouths were moving.
We all have violence in us. I can agree with that because of what I want to do to the people who hurt the rats. But, I must have a red pre frontal lobe because I can control my impulses. They were figuring out how to change the brains of the murderers but I don’t remember what they said because I didn’t care about anything except the violence I just saw with regard to the rodents. I don’t think there’s a way and it would probably violate their rights. The murdered people don’t have any rights, but the murderers do. Always.
What I got from this program is that people, even if they have degrees and think they are all that, are heartless, cruel, mean, disgusting and evil, since they don’t even realize that living things have a right not to be tortured. I’m assuming that all of people involved in the show have pre frontal lobes that are entirely BLUE. Also, unless we can scan everyone’s brain, we don’t have a chance to change what’s going on, so they tortured the rats for nothing, unless you count the fact that it satisfied their own violent urges.
I’d like to see the nice white guy, live on the south side of Chicago and then tell us how peaceful the world is. Two people were just shot to death in their condo’s underground garage over the weekend. Like two blocks from where I live and I live in a very nice place. See, violence doesn’t CARE where you live.
The bank teller told me. She also said that the police said the the people knew the shooter so there was no danger to the public. I guess the danger was only to the two dead people, so no christmas for them. Whatever.
Good thing the scientists hurt the rats and found out that violence is really going down, on their graphs. Their research about people who beat the other guy with a club, in the beginning of time, rather than and AKA, must mean we’re much better now. Way to do research. I guess twenty-four people killed with clubs, when there were only 40 people alive at the time, is a big deal but get real, VIOLENCE is all around us. People don’t let their kids outside ALONE.
Maybe it’s all in our heads and all the dead and wounded are simply figments of our imagination. The soldiers killing THEMSELVES, the causalities of war, women brutalized over and over, beaten, raped, murdered, guess those things don’t count. At least where the guys on the program live. Not on their neat little graphs.
Up until now I thought PBS did a pretty good job. Up until now. Admittedly, I may not be able to give a balanced and non judgmental opinion of the show. Once I saw what the bastards did to the rats, I just wanted to call John Wick and ask for a favor. If one of my college students turned in research like the stuff on the program, no matter how thorough, he would have been in trouble. It’s easy to make up the stats and extrapolate your findings, from the way you see things. That doesn’t mean that’s the way things actually ARE. If they CAN’T see the violence inherent in the system, then anything they say is incomplete and meaningless. If they can’t even see the violence they are DOING themselves, then they can’t see violence period.
They never once mentioned kids raped by their relatives, the rapist priests, what happens in the slums, what happens to street people and the violence that some through live everyday. DEFINE YOUR TERMS. What a waste of funding.
If I had my way, the rats would escape and gnaw to death, everyone who ever touched them, in a negative way. Rats are actually immaculate and intelligent. They are loving and playful. WE HAVE HAD THEM AS PETS FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND WE’VE LOVED EACH ONE OF THEM. I’ve kissed rats and petted them and cooed to them, and carried them in my pocket, so they could peek out, and they are adorable and have feelings that MATTER. I can’t say that about people, especially people like those on the show. Rats are much better and kinder than they are. I’d pick a rat over any of them. If I was asked to save the live of a rat or one of them. The rat would be coming home with me.
How casual the speakers were about explaining the actions of the tortured rats, with huge things sticking out of their tiny heads. You know, I don’t believe in hell but I’m kind of hoping there is one, just for people who torture others. I don’t really care if the scientists have BLUE pre frontal loves. Cruel is cruel. They should scan themselves. Heartless, cold and mean people..