Dont you think stories are getting passe as a concept ? The love, the loss, the wealth, the gain, the joy, the sorrow, the betrayal ? I find it difficult to place the mental/emotional investment anymore, who the hell cares ? what happens in these stories anymore, really ! most media, arts and theatre is merely redigested cultural diahorrea rolling on through the centurys for the sake of its own original pompous legacy, or perhaps more aptly for the sake of the individual who thinks, they can turn some coin from it by convincing us its “culture”. That stories teach us things ? i think most people by the time theyve reached 30 feel like they have been through the washing machine of stories that they’ve seen them all before, after that it must be their comfortable repetition and issue reinforcement that people go to see them for, perhaps to reinvest in stories that help sustain some false self perception in their own life history. Really the original story, like original culture, dwindles after a certain age. And this in itself enduces some form of parranoia as to whether we should check our pulse, is it ok to outlive the belief in the story ?
The people who commit violence against people in this country, do not appreciate the liberty available in this country nor should be resident in it. Any person that wakes up in morning with the intention of killing anyone, is an idiot. Its simple : never pick up a gun, join an army or beleive in another persons ideology, trust your own morality. The problem with this belief, isn’t that life is more complicated than it, but that some primitive people still see violence as a shortcut to getting their own way, whether that violence is perpetrated by individuals or countrys attempting to liberate people from a person who equally believes in the use of threat and violence against his own population or not. They cycle of violence is not broken until each individual makes a conscious and personal decision to refuse to support it, this decision at the same time exposes those that leave the cycle to the danger of being abused with violence by those who have not yet made that decision. The greater good argument, is the only logical reason to retain armies, the idea of violence apllied somewhere against a small group may liberate and free a larger group repressed by the smaller group, or that without defence or the posiibility to apply violence we would leave ourselves exposed greatly to those that beleive in violence as a shortcut to winning a dispute.
Removing violence form the world is like getting everyone to do something in harmony together, stand up at the same time and agree not to use the shortcut that is volience.