Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chicken Soup with All Good Things...

All good things come to an end.

This weblog has been something of an education for me.  It's given me a forum where I could systematize concepts and observations of human behavior that are normally ill defined.  I'll be taking what I've learned and moving on to other projects.

I'll respond to comments from time to time but this is definitely going to be my final post and if there's any one idea I'd like my readers to hold onto it's this:

If you're going to reward violent sociopaths  with sexual favors and athletic scholarships, don't compound your stupidity by feigning bewilderment and bitterly complaining when their victims show up somewhere with a gun or a bomb.  Reward the behavior you want, not the behavior you find most instinctively appealing.

A message for those who visit repeatedly:

The problem of bullying will not be addressed by people quietly visiting a weblog.  If you agree with what you read here, print a hard copy of your favorite post and snail mail it to your favorite journalist, school administrator (I'm sure you can think of one who should catch up on his or her reading.) , or member of the legislature.  You could email the title of this weblog to whoever comes to mind.  Send a copy to every business that annoys you with a dinner hour sales call.  Bulletin boards, bumpers, and post-it notes are also good.  Make some noise.  Remember...failing to do this is like failing to vote.  You simply don't matter.  Bullies and their enablers inspire mass murderers.  Interfering with that process might save the life of someone you care about.  Assuming you have any concern for anyone.

So long folks.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Chicken Soup with the sudden interest in Jason the Columbine Jock...

What did Jason do to precipitate such interest?

I watched the Intervention video and came to the following conclusions:

Jason's father was a never satisfied jerk right out of Hollywood central casting.  He was "devastated" when Jason did not make the freshman high school baseball team and several times throughout the video Jason stated that he never measured up to his father's expectations.

Devastated is when your family is horribly maimed by a drunk driver who subsequently crashes into your home and burns it to the ground.  Failing to make the freshman high school baseball team is best described by mentally stable parents as mildly disappointing.

Jason's mother is also a drug addict.  She likes prescription drugs and a "box of wine."  Nothing but the finest vintage no doubt.

Jason's sister is a classic enabler who buys cigarettes, food, drinks, etc. and gives him money to buy drugs.

I laughed my way through the entire episode.

If only all the Columbine bullies could end up this way...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chicken Soup with Jerry and Phoebe Remy...

I assume the picture is copyright protected because it disappeared after a few days.  If you want to see the happy couple emerging from court just click on the link above.

RemDawg and Phoebe Fuck 'n Suck are no doubt proud of their baby roid monkey.

In the eyes of American sports fans (innocent victims of terrorism), as long as someone else's son or daughter is being brutalized, terrorized, and murdered, it's perfectly ok to raise one of these things and do everything in your power to prevent the law enforcement community from protecting Baby Roid Monkey's victims.

And that's why terrorists can sleep at night.

Good job Rem Daawg!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Chicken Soup with the Civilizing Process...

In my ISIS and Ebola post one of my readers expressed confusion about my simultaneous claims that people are just animals with a thin veneer of civility, and that environment was responsible for producing criminal behavior, including bullying.  The following is my attempt to explain my position:

Humans are just animals, but they have two behavioral characteristics that make them relatively easy to civilize.  Humans are very imitative, particularly when they're young and they are also creatures of habit.

A human animal that spends its adolescence in a civilized environment will tend to imitate the behavior of those around it.  Over time, the civilized behavior consistently role modeled and enforced by the adults in its life will become a life long habit.

Family and school, the two social institutions that are supposed to maintain this civilized environment are failing to do their job.  This is especially true for the American Family, but don't expect anyone in authority to be brave enough to admit it.  In the case of bullies, parents knowingly and intentionally fail to civilize their offspring.  They consider civilized behavior to be a sign of weakness.

Your children behave themselves because you raised them to be spineless pussies.  Your children are weak and unworthy.  My children get respect because I raised them to be strong, aggressive, and manly.

This criminal behavior on the part of the bully's parents is supported and reinforced by a culture that rewards violence and cruelty while punishing and shaming those who are not violent.  The "Karate Kid" series of movies sent a clear message to adolescents that adults either cannot or will not expend any effort to maintain a civilized environment.  Victims of violence can either put up with it or they can find someone to train them to be even more violent than the bully.  A more psychotic version of this scenario can be found in the movie "Never Back Down."  Outside of movie theatres we have the NFL, MMA, and the WWE, all aggressively promoting the idea that anyone who isn't violent simply isn't worthy.

America is a culture that makes it easy for terrorists to sleep at night by loudly and repeatedly broadcasting the message that victims of violence simply do not matter.

In America, in just about any venue you can observe, the least violent or otherwise least powerful male, the one that no one fears, is almost always the one with the lowest degree of social status.  These individuals are described as "scapegoats" in my Bully Enablers post.

People behave like animals unless purposely conditioned to do otherwise.  That's what I meant by my claim that environment was responsible for producing bullies and just about all other criminals.  The environments of family and school are failing to civilize adolescents and the results of their criminal incompetence can be observed every night at 6:00 and 11:00.

As one who is civilized enough to have earned the right to complain about terrorism would be caught dead enabling a bully.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chicken Soup with Ebola and ISIS...

Hey sports fans...

How long before one of those suicide bombers travels to Liberia, intentionally infects himself with Ebola, and then travels to a crowded venue full of western Europeans and Americans after becoming symptomatic and blows himself into a large cloud of highly infectious mist?

Place your bets.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chicken Soup with crazy Canadians...

My apologies to the people of Canada for the suggestive title.

The United States has approximately ten times the population of Canada and by my estimate (possibly biased by my living here) produces a much higher per capita number of morons, psychopaths, and criminals than our neighbor to the north.  This is likely due to the fact that most Americans cannot tell the difference between competition and sabotage.  In my opinion Canada is far more mentally stable than the United States.

In my ongoing effort to reduce human behavior to the interaction of a few basic forces, I present the following argument:

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man who attacked the Canadian Parliament with a shotgun had something in common with Martin Rouleau-Couture, the man who killed a Canadian soldier with his car.  Both men lacked a sense of belonging and the subsequent sense of purpose one acquires from feeling as though you belong.  And since nature abhors a vacuum, they satisfied their need to belong by converting to Islam and answering the dubious call to kill Americans and their allies by whatever means available.

I consider this a waste of time for obvious reasons.

Terry Malloy, played by Marlin Brando in the 1954 movie, "On The Waterfront" expressed the human need for a sense of belonging with the famous line, "I coulda' been a contender.  I coulda' been somebody."  The two Canadians mentioned above are now "somebody."

The need for a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose is as fundamental a force in human behavior as gravity is in physics.

Feel free to differ.  I love to argue with critics.