Cause and effect plus one

Back in ancient times, eight years ago, some generalizations were observed among a number of the young men who yearned to become warriors, and sometimes, mass killers. (Testosterone plus either primogeniture or polygamy figured into the mix fueling jihadis and conquistadors.) Cause and effect to some extent, or at least correlation. In the current iteration of this phenomenon, which has become worse by an order of magnitude, we see an extra element: barbarity as aggressive, celebratory advertising via the internet. Far more effective than placing a dozen heads on pikes for the occasional passers-by to encounter. We have mixed views about this. On the one hand, there’s a good case for censorship of these snuff films; oddly, we don’t hear very much about that. On the other hand, it would be great if these guys are able via their snuff ads to bring vast numbers of these 7th century barbarians together for an IS Woodstock. Perhaps we could introduce them to Fat Man and Little Boy. Are you saying that the world would not be a better place?

2 Responses to “Cause and effect plus one”

  1. Bosun Says:

    AGREED! And long overdue!

  2. Bruce Abbott Says:

    You are so stone-age. A small enhanced-radiation device, also known as the Neutron Bomb, would instantly transition the lot into the afterlife and leave infrastructure undamaged. They get ‘Paradise’, and we get a little peace on Earth; Win-win!

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