Has society in general decided to become violent towards their fellow beings?
How much more violence must we endure before we wake up and realize that we have a say in our own lives. One example is how the schools are beginning to reward bullies and punish those that have been bullied.
Can you provide an example as to how the schools are rewarding bullies? From my experience, the local schools are completely against bullying and have anti-bullying days/rallies etc.
Yes, On several occasions schools have sent the bullied child home to change (for example 9 year old Grayson Bruce who was sent home and his mother was told that he could not bring his book bag back to school because it was the cause of the bullying)
I don't think society deciding to endorse violence is anything new - look back throughout American history and see how violence has been accepted (even approved) towards various groups of people over the years.
The problem we really have is that we see victims as deserving of their treatment from other people and that's what really needs to change. Victim-blaming does nothing to solve any problems. Ever.
Murder was a much more common cause of death 500 years ago than today.
I would say society is more violent now than 50 years ago, but the odds that a boy will go to jail, join a gang, become an addict, be homeless, flunk out of school are all 2-3 times higher when born to an unwed mother - and illegitimacy is 80% for blacks and 30% for whites today.
Note: Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote about the "horrible break down of the black family" in the 1960s when black illegitimacy was 25%.
So the crime we see in the inner cities today is much higher than it was in the 1950s when discrimination was mandated by law, because of the break down of the family. That's recent, historically speaking, and well publicized, so things seem worse than they really are from an ultra-long term view.
The rewarding of bullies that you mention is likely the result of "no tolerance" rules, where they punish the person who throws a punch in self defense as well as the one who threw the first one.
If you're talking about cry-bullies who use passive aggressive techniques to wheedle others into agreeing/complying before using violence, the social justice warriors who cry or scream if you disagree before hitting you because they say words equal violence, that's a totally new phenomena. And it is totally due to liberals who label all opposing views and view holders evil, allowing them to smear dissenters AND deny that they have any valid points. And cry bullies / social justice warriors use the "hate" label to deny others the right to speak by calling dissent "hate speech".
Label what you don't like hate, ban hate speech, threaten violence against those who won't agree in lock step - these are the true bullies becoming fascists today. But we won't see violence from them if we don't give in to them.
The following are not my words but are from http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic … -1.2561656
Trump ia criminally responsible for the volatile, hate-filled environments in which protesters are being assaulted.
Trump’s supporters exhibit high levels of what political scientists call “authoritarianism.” Authoritarians are unusually fearful of disorder and favor simple, brutal methods of quashing it. As Amanda Taub has noted, “When many Americans perceived imminent physical threats, the population of authoritarians could seem to swell rapidly.” So by fanning popular fears of chaos, especially violent chaos, Trump wins yet more votes.
Throughout time historical records show that violence is what this fallen world is prone to. America is no exception, but incredible violence did not begin here. The human heart and mind is in need of the relationship its Creator offers through Jesus the Christ.
I do not deny that our history has been violent, but I had hoped that we would have grown up a bit by now.
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