Thursday, December 20, 2012

Different national conversation needed

I am disheartened that still no one is talking about this: Asperger's restricts social interaction. If one's primary social interaction, so to speak, is Mortal Kombat, Grand Theft Auto, Manhunt and Postal, then the brain is both programmed for such behavior and need for visceral excitement as well as desensitized to the moral issues that are involved. This is a form of brainwashing just as lethal as any military or propaganda effort. A lack of alternative experiences (e.g., mental health intervention) and a steady diet of violence leads to sad unhealthy outcomes. Watch for copy-cat behaviors around the country from people with similar social vacuums and a distorted perception of how to get noticed. The problem is not guns. The real problem began when Reagan stopped funding mental health intervention and forced it on the states who have/had no money. Affordable in-patient facilities closed nationwide. First result was the visible increase in the homeless "street people" (no place to supervise their taking of meds); now increased senseless violence by people who should be receiving intense intervention, social options and therapeutic treatment. And if you want to ban something, how about hyper-violent video games?

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