"...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression)
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Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Dean Burnett: Supposedly sensible people have been very angry online recently. What is it that could cause this to happen?
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(( I was looking through the blogs I was following on Twitter, reading the posts they put up and couldn't help but wonder why everyone was so angry, so furious at 'capitalism' and 'the forces that be'. They aren't physical things that can be hit or damaged and after a few minutes reading them...such strong emotions actually became quite depressing ^^;. So I set out to find out why - why are people so angry these days? Is it a new thing? Good article this - acknowledging that whilst lots of people are angry for a whole load of reasons, this...may not necessarily be a new phenomena. It attempts to differentiate anger and aggression, providing definitions and delving into the theories behind human aggression with links to each. Very interesting read!! :D ))

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People power

People power | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Protesters, including Japanese upper house lawmaker Taro Yamamoto (front 2nd L), demonstrate against a state-secrets law during a rally in…
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Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Mish Fined 8,000 Euros for Quoting French Blog

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Mish Fined 8,000 Euros for Quoting French Blog | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
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(( the full background story of 8000 euro fine for a quote against a French bank ))

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Howard Zinn - You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

http://www.mslaw.edu In this presentation of The Massachusetts School of Law's program, Books of Our Times, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews American Histo...
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(( this is actually my new favourite thing o_o. This is a great talk, 'great' doesn't even cover it just...Wow. Inspirational and very easy to understand. I have written pages of notes on this video and will post up my thoughts shortly!! ))

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Twitter / Independent: 'To be free is not merely to ...

Twitter / Independent: 'To be free is not merely to ... | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
'To be free is not merely to cast one's chains, but to live in a way that respects the freedom of others' http://t.co/y9v6H48mgn
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Deer Dance by System of a Down Songfacts

Deer Dance by System of a Down Songfacts | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Deer Dance by System of a Down song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position
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(( It seems most people are in agreement that this song is about, in a nutshell, the US government and their unfair, brutal approach to 'neutralising' what is supposed to be a non-violent peaceful protest. It sounds an awful lot like in the olden days when imperial powers would crush revolutions in their colonical territories for the sake of keeping control...which suggests that even after centuries of 'negotiation' and 'civilisation' very little has actually changed...an interesting point was brought up however - a line in the song was a reference to a book written by Howard Zinn "You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train". This man (R.I.P) still appears to have quite a reputation for saying a few hard hitting things, which might explain SOAD's nod towards this. I'm going to go see if I can track down more about this. Another point though - if these ARE meant to be anti-violence protests, why are all the songs about them so angry? Is it a shout out at the unfairness of being targeted for simply expressing our views? Is it just America this happens in today? I have a feeling it isn't. ))

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What kills us and what makes us eternal? | ask.fm/addictionguy

What kills us and what makes us eternal? | ask.fm/addictionguy | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Not following your dreams, oppression, and not enough social contact tends to make people feel small.

Overcoming oppression, dealing with personal demons, following your passions, and being loved lends itself towards feeling powerful in the world.
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((  Is oppression simply unhappiness of feeling belittled and not in control? Why is control and power so important to us? )) 

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Brave New World

“But I don’t want comfort. I want poetry. I want danger. I want freedom. I want goodness. I want sin.”
— Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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#freedom #quotes #bravenewworld

 

(( A definite book on my to-read-and-post-about on here when I can get it from the library or maybe find it on the internet. What is bad about comfort? Why would we want danger and sin over something that can keep us safe and happy? Is the ability to decide what makes us 'happy' and how much of what we want in our lives for ourselves what 'freedom' is? What makes us the best judge of that? ))

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Why are people so angry these days?

Why are people so angry these days? | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
I think it's a mix of the level of anonymity we can adopt in or society and societies general acceptance of anger and the belief that people have the right to feel and display emotions.

Ex: In
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"I think it's a mix of the level of anonymity we can adopt in or society and societies general acceptance of anger and the belief that people have the right to feel and display emotions.

Ex: In the 50's, you wouldn't throw a hissy fit outside your house because your neighbour will see, while now people will yell and scream as much as they please.

It's also how we can be anonymous more now than before. We can say whatever we please online and get away with it... I believe it does make being open with your opinions a habit. I also read an article that says that because we are spending less and less time with people who annoy us, we are less tolerant of annoying behavior. We also have an easier time finding people we have things in common with (Just go online and find a chat room for whatever hobby you have), so people are less willing to give "strange" people a try (Strange as in someone they don't know or who engages in activities that they know nothing about)

Apperently none of this is good for us either... but it's a side effect of our lifestyle."

- the eventual best picked answer by the asker. Interesting thoughts. Is it not that people nowadays are angrier than before (though perhaps ignorance was bliss, how many people were aware of 'the forces that be' a century ago for example?) but that we are 1) better able to direct our anger because of better understanding of our society and thus more able to express, 2) given, as stated, a level of anonymity, through which we can say whatever we want with no consequences and the freedom that brings?

...Is that what freedom does? It doesn't sound like a very pretty emotion, in this context it sounds potentially quite destructive. :\ 

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Police, courts take extreme measures against anti-Prawer Plan arrestees - +972 Magazine - Independent commentary from Israel and the Palestinian territories

Police, courts take extreme measures against anti-Prawer Plan arrestees - +972 Magazine - Independent commentary from Israel and the Palestinian territories | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Police, courts take extreme measures against anti-Prawer Plan arrestees +972 Magazine - Independent commentary from Israel and the Palestinian territories “The violence used by police in the protests and the prolonged arrests [demonstrate] the...
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Ten Effective Natural Cures For Depression - How To Cure Depression Naturally | Natural Home Remedies

Ten Effective Natural Cures For Depression - How To Cure Depression Naturally | Natural Home Remedies | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Treatment concerning depression needs to be executed with added care. Being the after effects of other physical ailments, the natural courses form the best

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What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It.

What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It. | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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(( This is great and really insightful!! :D ))

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Blogger "Mish" is Fined 8,000 Euros by France for Freedom of Speech

Blogger "Mish" is Fined 8,000 Euros by France for Freedom of Speech | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Well if this isn't one of the more ridiculous things I have read in a while, I don't know what is. Many of my readers are probably familiar with Mike "Mish" Shedlock, who writes a very popular econ...
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(( what on earth?? ))

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Bulgarian students lead wave of protest

Bulgarian students lead wave of protest | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Young people occupying institutions all over the country amid growing anger over corruption and unemployment
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Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies - CNN International

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies - CNN International | "...And the clocks were striking thirteen." (The Psychology of Oppression) | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
CNN International
(CNN) -- Freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa's symbol of the struggle against racial oppression.
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(( R.I.P ))

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Deer Dance, Toxicity, System of a Down

(( Just a quote I remembered from this song by an old favourite of mine. I'll go look up exactly what conflict this is referring to actually - this isn't the first time things like this are talking about in their music. ...but I think their background as artists also helps. ))

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"Pushing little children

With their fully-automatics

They like to push the weak around!"

 - Deer Dance, System of A Down

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New Years Revolution~Spoken Word~Kamal Saleh

New Years Revolution A poem by Brother Kamal Saleh. (New Years Revolution~Spoken Word~Kamal Saleh http://t.co/stwqhV12Lc)
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(( powerful stuff this. Wow. ))

 

(( It's interesting how when things look their worst, people seem to cling to their faith and their God even tighter than usual? Why? Fear? Protection and something to hold onto in the darkest hour? Because with the rest of their world falling around them they need something to hold onto, and thus comfort? ))

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