A witness says he stopped the man who had tried to rob a woman at gunpoint in a bakery. Then the mob took over.
“You’re lucky we didn’t burn you,” a voice yells, as police lug the man, limp but still breathing, into the back of their car.
The crowd yells in satisfaction — but not at the man’s arrest. They think they are the ones who have done justice here.
“Their aim is to kill the person before the police arrive,” says Marco Ponce, coordinator of the Venezuelan Social Conflict Observatory (OVCS).
The body says some 60 people were recorded as killed in lynchings in the first five months of this year alone.
Nice picture of a human fireball at the link.
This is a positive sign that the Apocalypse will be sudden and brutal, and not the slow decline into apathetic misery which some fear.
All of this is amygdala. If you have never been put under high amygdala, you do not understand how it changes you. You will notice things before high amygdala that you pause in response to, to assess or observe.
After you have been forged with the fire of high amygdala, you will feel an uncontrollable urge to act in the face of the same stimuli. It changes how events make you feel, in a deep, fundamental way, and it will change how you act.
Once you reach the point these people are at, where the amygdala is ever-present, there is zero dopamine to shut off the amygdala, and you, just once, feel the epic wave of relaxation at lighting up the thief whose thievery was triggering you, like in the picture, you will become a machine. You will become designed to look for such opportunities to find amygdala irritants, and extinguish them. No more observing, and a lot more acting.
It is how the brain is designed, and it marks the shift from the conflict avoidant r-psychology, to the conflict-seeking, action-oriented K-psychology.
“In lynchings, citizens let out their anger in the face of a state that is not defending their right to justice,” says Ponce.
“They think they are dispensing justice, and they do so with anger, so they go as far as killing the person.”
Caracas resident Damaso Velasquez recalls taking part himself in a separate lynching.
“I didn’t feel pity for that person because I knew he was a criminal,” he tells AFP.
Lack of pity simply means the amygdala-strain at the sight of the criminal’s suffering, which is the dominant force driving our society in today’s r-selection, was rendered totally meaningless in the face of the amygdala-stimulation at the thought of that criminal stealing something which should have fed your family, and which your loved ones would now do without due to his thievery.
“I felt rage and hatred towards that person… I saw him committing a robbery. That makes you feel furious, so whatever happens to him, it’s alright,” he goes on.
That is an amygdala that has developed immense strength to irritate the individual through repetitive use. How irritated would you be, seeing a guy rob someone? Would you have an uncontrollable urge to douse him in gasoline, and set him alight, no matter the consequences?
And yet, the environment can mold you that way.
Ponce sees the rise of lynchings as a sign of a “social breakdown” in Venezuela…
“The state is supposed to provide you with civil and judicial security, which we are totally lacking,” says one Caracas resident, Maria Hernandez.
“But I don’t think it is just for me to come and kill or burn you just because you have robbed,” she adds.
“That way I would turn into someone more barbaric than you.”
Meh. All of the world is Yin and Yang. Yes, a world of vigilante justice does have a lot of violence in it. Occasionally it kills innocent people, and that is unfortunate.
But imagine in the US if we killed every skell who robbed someone, or committed rape on a nice, non-feminist girl, or who tried to stop a conservative speaker from talking to people who wanted to listen to them, or who assaulted a child, or killed a cop, or started an arson. Imagine if we killed narcissists, and sociopaths.
Imagine all of that evil, wiped out at the genetic level permanently, with no second chances. Imagine what little bit that we failed to get, hiding in terror, afraid of being discovered. Imagine the taxes saved on incarceration. Imagine being able to leave your door unlocked at night.
Yes, every so often it would be a brutal world. But the brutality in the world would be focused on the evil, and the good would enjoy a much nicer world as it had its effect. In contrast, today, the government protects all of those savages, and all of the savage’s brutality is focused on the decent, as our species endures the dysgenic effects of a government which protects the evil from the wrath of the good. Look at the fifties, or the 20’s, or the Victorian age, and you can see the decline.
So personally I view this shift to vigilante justice as a wash, in terms of total violence, but one which will with time eradicate a phenotype the left wants to protect.
For that reason, I hope we see it spread throughout the world – and I believe we will.