According to the American Psychological Society, one in twenty-five people you meet is a sociopath:
4 0ut of 100.
A mother killed her daughters to make her husband suffer.
The Taliban has taken to flaying its prisoners alive.
Istanbul is reeling from another tragedy.
An Orlando nightclub became a bloody nightmare.
You read the headlines. I could go on. But it is all too obvious:
The world of our childhoods is no more.
I remember Mother and I leaving for town and not locking the doors to our house.
Our culture has begun to value and exalt the very special talents of the sociopath.
This is an unavoidable transition when people feel unmoored from a larger social family,
and adopt a pathologically individualist “look out for #1” attitude to life
in response to the vague but palpably ominous threat to their desires.
Russia is led by a KGB man who seeks to replace American influence with Russian influence wherever possible.
Our two leading candidates for President I would not believe
if they said it was raining outside unless I stuck out my hand from the window to see for myself.
I believe the world has always been cruel.
History reveals thousands of years of betrayal, slavery, rape, pillaging, and leaders abusing power.
It is technology that has gotten better
and therefore the possibility of nightmarish disasters has increased.
THE LOCUST EFFECT:
I read Alex's comment and yes, the world's technology has improved.
Human nature though has remained the same.
Population has soared to staggering proportions.
Take your average short-horned grasshopper. He is a solitary critter ...
until you cram too many of them into too small a space ...
actual physical differences occur until ...
They become locusts, swarming in clouds of destruction.
With so many humans, aided by improved technology
and driven by greed, hate, drug addiction, and religious/social intolerance ...
they surge through the streets of every city in a cascade effect ... a mild river transforming into a rapids ...
the Locust Effect.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?