12/06/18 – Amazing and Terrifying Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Sometimes it’s scary to look inside ourselves. I mean, not me, of course. Nothing scary. Just happy friendly nice thoughts. 😉 First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 12/05/18 – Counting Ships 12/10/18 – Stove Baggage 9 Comments Coyoty December 6, 2018 at 1:05 am 7 months ago Hot chocolate keeps our inner monsters from getting out. War Pig December 6, 2018 at 1:21 am 7 months ago “Inside each of us is a monster; inside each of us is a saint. The real question is which one we nurture the most, which one will smite the other.” ~ Jodi Picoult ‘I can say that, once released, the monster can be hard to tame and return to its cage. He is liable to sneak out at inopportune times and requires constant vigilance to control, for he is not pretty when he runs amok.” ~ War Pig Dave December 6, 2018 at 8:22 am 7 months ago Do you know what’s more comforting than someone never having a bad thought? Someone having a bad thought and refusing to act on it. B/c everyone has a bad thought eventually and it’s comforting to know you already passed the test. Thracecius December 6, 2018 at 12:50 pm 7 months ago Precisely. 🙂 Coyoty December 6, 2018 at 11:24 pm 7 months ago “I will diminish, and go into the West and remain Galadriel.” Peter Rogan December 6, 2018 at 4:59 pm 7 months ago I worry more about people who have bad thoughts ALL THE TIME and the means to make them happen. Experience has shown me these people are not self-correcting and only a special few can be changed by outward influence. The rest are a continuing security problem and cause for rampant anxiety. I greatly fear those who learn they can act on their bad thoughts and it makes them feel good. This feedback loop is the source of all evil. Night-Gaunt49 December 7, 2018 at 12:38 am 7 months ago I worry more about people who have bad thoughts ALL THE TIME and the means to make them happen. Experience has shown me these people are not self-correcting and only a special few can be changed by outward influence. The rest are a continuing security problem and cause for rampant anxiety. I greatly fear those who learn they can act on their bad thoughts and it makes them feel good. This feedback loop is the source of all evil. —Peter Rogan We are in the side effect of the future. “Muckers” are real and have access to powerful guns to kill many mainly in the USA. Once they turn they can’t come back. Testing with rats on over population showed that certain sensitive individuals will turn into monsters and kill and kill even eat them. When put in an empty cage the behavior will not cease. The transmutation to a very feral brain seems permanent. Guns just make it easier. If they can’t get them they go for knives and are usually killed. Most of them have done nothing illegal or even violent before they are set off. Sadly the killing starts at home before they move on to other venues. However there are some places where people are not turning into muckers. But then the society is different from say other parts of the USA. Switzerland comes to mind. Maybe euthenics is the only way out of it. Environment is the guide more than genetics (eugenics) which most people think of. Less paranoia and more camaraderie may help stem it. Mutual Aid is a better way to live anyway than the selfish road some live in. Sorry I got on that morbid note there. Gregg Eshelman December 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm 6 months ago Most of the people who’ve run amuck and killed a bunch of people have been on one or more psychotropic drugs, either by prescription or self medicated. Some of them under prescription have self-modified their dose, increasing, lowering, or quitting completely. Here’s my theory to explain some of them. Take a person who has thoughts of violence, mayhem, murder etc. The person never acts on those thoughts due to depression and/or anxiety. Too depressed to get out of the house to kill a lot of people. Too anxious about what their family and other people might think about their actions. Now have the person diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety then prescribed drugs to treat that, but the psychiatrist doesn’t discover the underlying violent thoughts. Could that person become a happy go-lucky mass murderer? Could explain why so many of them commit suicide after they’ve shot several others. They come off their drug high and what they’ve done hits *hard*. This is in no way exclusively an American problem. It’s easy to find plenty of such incidents in other countries. The American news media, which is mostly controlled by leftists, simply doesn’t report on those incidents and lies through their teeth constantly about it happening “only in America”. For the most part they’re very clueless and ignorant about firearms, repeatedly mis-identifying the weapons used. 0z79 December 8, 2018 at 9:10 pm 6 months ago You know… I’ve had intrusive thoughts this past week. They’re emotionally exhausting, since they’re always something that I would never do. I feel like a monster just having it in my head. Then I have to explain why I look so sad. I like some of the replies in this thread. They make me feel not-quite-as-alone in it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.