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> When rage fuels world's 'lost boys'
> By Caryl Rivers, Globe Staff, 2/24/2002
Interesting, and at the same time familiar. The concept of young
disillusioned young males is also regarded as part of the problem with
rising crime in the West. They have been 'promised' a life of consuming
goods by the tv etc but are becoming alienated from society when many of
them cannot achieve it. In some respects we should count ourselves lucky in
the west that the alternatives aren't as 'bad' (a choice between crime and
war). But, and there is always one, the possibility of dismal prospects for
women world wide is a real one. As someone has mentioned, and has also been
reported in the papers, the regime in Afghanistan that buried women waist
deep before stoning them (and allowing the men to remain unburied whilst
stoning them) and whoever gets away is free, has been replaced by people
who.... propose the same. It would be Pythonesque if it were not real.
Add in many of the wars in Africa where children have been used, males for
the fighting and girls and women as commodities and prizes, and the problems
are set to continue.
If memetics does develop into a useful tool, it should be to stop shit like
this, and not for selling mouthwash.
Got to have some optimism, else why get up in the morning.
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