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In Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, a young Ender in his first fight escalates the event to a brutal beating as a warning to others.
Deadwood, Dakota Territory, 1876, Jack McCall shoots James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok in the back of the head. Though McCall is acquitted at his first, irregular trial, he is retried and found guilty after bragging about the shooting.
Long a staple of prison literature, the new prisoner must prove to all that he is more brutal than anything he will face. As Jack Henry Abbot wrote: “The first … I forced him to his knees, and with my knife at his throat, made him … This is the way it is done.” (In the Belly of the Beast, Jack Henry Abbot, 1981 pp. 93-94)
This is the Status Seeking Show (SSS), a very particular type of violence aimed at achieving a very particular social effect.
Full Article: https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/ccm-columns/features/social-violence-the-status-seeking-show/?eedm&id=Facebook&sid=FanIn Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, a young Ender in his first fight... more
This year, the commonwealth games are held in Delhi. Minister of Delhi 2010 Shelia Dikshit’s concept of a “World Class” image has convinced local officials to demolish any slums local to the commonwealth venues.
On the 7th of July 2010, during work hours, a government funded demolition team took bulldozers to the Yamuna Khada school (funded by donations) in order for it to be ruthlessly demolished. Those who attended and worked at the school were given three hours to vacate the property with no alternative. Police were present along with the construction teams and were seen destroying whatever could be demolished by hand in order to put fear into local residents. Many were removed with physical force.
http://www.spectacle.co.uk/spectacleblog/olympics-2012/evicted-for-sport/This year, the commonwealth games are held in Delhi. Minister of Delhi 2010 Shelia... more