Derico
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Where Does Your City/country Let Off Steam?

Sat May 27, 2006 12:10 am

A sociologist, on an interview on a local sports channel, made a really great point about violence in social settings. He said that such incidents affect every society and that believing otherwise was a misleading nationalistic load of hippo manure. He said there are four major types of 'release valves', depending on where this letting up of societal stress and steam occur. They can be divided thus:

type A- Violence at areas of public entertainment (sporting event violence, violence at concerts, violence tied to a particular style of entertainment, political rallies are a form of entertainment)

type B- Violence at areas of public conviction (violence tied to religious intolerance, religious violence directly professed against 'non-believers' of one's religion, violence justified on religious dogma)

type C- Violence at areas of public occupation (violence in public and private schools involving minors, violence tied to the workplace and issues at work, violence at legal proceedings)

type D- Violence at areas of public self-involvement (violence tied to belonging to a religious sect, cult, or other group that practice violence)

He says that every single society on the planet can be lumped into one of these major categories, and sometimes to more than one.

Reading the four 'types', which one jumps at you right away as the one your country fits in?
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RE: Where Does Your City/country Let Off Steam?

Sat May 27, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
hippo manure

Hippos poop?!?  confused  I didn't know.

My city really doesn't fit into any of those categories. Wacoans are an apathetic bunch, and don't have the will power to rise against anything. A far stretch would be to place Waconian violence into category D under 'other groups that practice violence.' That other group would be the hood rats that live in the ghetto.

Waco has historically been an alarmingly violent town, aptly called "Six Shooter Junction" back in the day. Today, Waco regularly boasts one of the highest crime rates in America, per capita, of course. At times we have had the highest murder rate in the nation.

All of this violence is, for the most part, confined to one area of town, but all too often Wacoans are victims of violent crime throughout the city proper, and now in the greater Waco area.

If it weren't for the crime rate, poor economics, and deplorable amount of homeless people (the latter two are unrelated in this case--shut up SATX), then Waco would be an alright town.

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RE: Where Does Your City/country Let Off Steam?

Sat May 27, 2006 1:24 am

Our country blows off steam by invading marginally threatening countries and ignoring true threats.  duck 
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RE: Where Does Your City/country Let Off Steam?

Sat May 27, 2006 1:33 am

I'd have to go with public self-involvement. The  censored  maras and their senseless acts of violence have been wreaking havoc in this otherwise great country. Ugh, just thinking about it makes my blood boil...
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RE: Where Does Your City/country Let Off Steam?

Sat May 27, 2006 4:11 am

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
type A- Violence at areas of public entertainment (sporting event violence, violence at concerts, violence tied to a particular style of entertainment, political rallies are a form of entertainment)

type B- Violence at areas of public conviction (violence tied to religious intolerance, religious violence directly professed against 'non-believers' of one's religion, violence justified on religious dogma)

type C- Violence at areas of public occupation (violence in public and private schools involving minors, violence tied to the workplace and issues at work, violence at legal proceedings)

type D- Violence at areas of public self-involvement (violence tied to belonging to a religious sect, cult, or other group that practice violence)

He says that every single society on the planet can be lumped into one of these major categories, and sometimes to more than one.

What about Type E- violence in private areas, such as in the home, domestic abuse, etc?

That seems to get a lot of ink, rightfully so.

I think this sociologist is ignoring one of the biggest manifestations.
 
Derico
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RE: Where Does Your City/country Let Off Steam?

Sat May 27, 2006 4:20 am

Well the topic was about violence involving crowds of people.

The sociologist did say domestic violence occurs in every single society.
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RE: Where Does Your City/country Let Off Steam?

Sat May 27, 2006 7:06 pm

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