Black People : Broken Window Effect

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Has anyone heard of the broken window effect?

    It seems that law enforcement agencies did a study on the cause of urban ccrime. They were perplexed about why there are buildings in the inner cities that vandals seem to respect and others they done.

    What they claimed to discover was that once a window is broken in a building and left unrepaired for an extended period of time, the tenants of that building get a sense of being abandoned, locked in dispair, hopelessness, and apathy so they begin to neglect the building as well. Grafitti appears. This leads to trach in the hallways which gives rise to drug trafficking and other activities.

    So the authorities decided the bast way to short circuit escalating crime is to crack down on graffitti artist before more problems arise.

    Why doesn't this sound reasonable to me?
     
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    no, not at all reasonable. but perfectly normal and to be expected. not "we hurt the patient", but "the patient exhibited a negative response; patient is uncooperative."

    "north atlanticans"/"the northern indigenous peoples"/"white folks" are just broken like that. it's a result of evolving in a deprived neighborhood; they don't know what "Life" is - just walk right through it and make some broken stuff out of the broken pieces. pretty soon you've got acid rain, global warming and cheap slum lords that won't fix the windows giving all sorts of folks to consider that there is not enough care for the place to make it worthwhile ... and then the system blames the victims ... again. sounds about "normal".

    poor dears just need a few dozen score generations of "to-ing and fro-ing in the raw bosom of sweet mother nature's elemental bestest". (demotion to semi-skilled/migrant as part of the crew doing the "health, welfare and infrastructure triage for a planet of one", and living in the elementally rawest places on earth!! a few broken fingernails, strained backs, lots of bug bites (no repellents!!) ... sure, prolly lose a bunch of them right off, but the descendants of the survivors will have a much more reverent and honorable understanding and respect for Life .. and won't be alla time making big ole messes like they do with all their "jumping around, shrieking and flinging of poo"!)

    silly little rabbits; just a step or three behind the rest of us, having not recieved the evolutionary "full meal deal"!
     
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