The Paradox of Violence | Tim Larkin | TEDxGrandForks

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The Paradox of Violence | Tim Larkin | TEDxGrandForks

Postby Feydakin » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:45 pm

Whenever you see violence in the news, one thing that people go to is, "Could the victim have fought back?" It's a question brought up recently after the Orlando terrorist attack. Why couldn't literally hundreds of people stop one armed man, even if all they had were fists? What stopped them from just using force of numbers to use violence to stop the man from killing more people? Clearly the police didn't stop him. They waited hours before they finally went in and by then dozens of families were shattered by the attacker.

We're taught from birth that violence is not or is never the answer... So when faced with violence, we freeze, we hold back. Sometimes extreme violence is the answer. Sometimes extreme violence is the only answer. That is what this talk is about. It tries to demonstrate how we are hardwired by society to be in a victim mindset and how many times we can't do what is necessary to protect ourselves and our loved ones because of it.

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Postby ink » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:49 pm

going to have to eventually check this out, when i get some time
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