American Guns, American Rage
October 25, 2022 @
Thanks for publishing this. Abigail is putting forward some deep thought here, no doubt of that. To set the consequences of honor in the same framework as the shallow peer approval of the social media as a driving motivation for the violent “American Rage” is an interesting approach to the problem.
Before I’ll be able to form a good opinion on this thought I’ll need a more precise definition on how she, and the quoted shrinks, define the word honor. It’s an IFF issue to me (yes, IFF as in identification, friend or foe). If they mean honor as in the root of the word honorable, someone who can be trusted to be true to their own stated ideals of personal ethics, then this article is a a fine and subtle slander of what I consider the foundations of civilization and resolves as the work of the enemy. If on the other hand they use the word honor the way weak individuals, who prop up a defective ego/self image by subscribing to a culturally mandated compliance to some structure of irrationality, use the word then this comes up on the friend side.
In any case, semantics set off on their own, it is good to see another writing on this subject that addresses the problem and not the symptoms.