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Jul 16, 2009

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Harm is caused by indifference and hate/anger/violence. The primary problem is indifference which most certainly is not decreasing. Certainly the opposite.

Violence is a (generally dysfunctional) response to the perception of harm caused by indifference. Violence is decreasing because of a greater power divide. When you've no hope of 'success' at using force to right perceived wrongs then people just don't bother trying to right perceived wrongs.

To only look at violence instead of the bigger picture which is tied to it (isolation, unhappiness, life expectancies, poverty, length of work week, etc) is to hopelessly muddle any possible worthwhile understandings.

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