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Angry Birds: a game in which Genocide and Suicide Bombing are how one wins the game.
Birds catapult into buildings in order to destroy the Pigs who have been stealing their eggs. Black Birds explode and White Birds drop exploding eggs.
Let's not forget, also, that this is also fueled by revenge--the birds are "angry"---and destruction without a sense of justice is the aim. It's about the thrill of wrecking havoc.
Angry Birds is a child of 9/11. And it is one of the most popular games out there.
Am I the only one who finds this disturbing? I've never played it; I don't feel the desire to play at suicide bombing. And I would never tell other people not to. After all, the desire for murder and suicide lay within us all.
An overload of psychological trauma can numb a person to pain in themselves and others, leading them to abandon empathy and dissociate...
It's difficult to maintain empathy during the holidays. A lack of empathy could be defined as evil, so it's easy to be evil during the holidays.
The caffeine and sugar intake is higher than any other time of the year. People are getting buzzed and tweaked.
People aren't just demanding, and pissy when someone else takes their drink, or their drink is wrong.
People glare. While I was on bar, I'd be glared at by at least half customers. Sometimes they would remind me what their drink was. Sometimes they would tell me how to make it.
This is an amazing, unwarranted lack of distrust.
But I bet people feel very paranoid around this time. This is a time of great judgement: Is the present good enough, cost enough, Did I make dinner right, Do my grandkids really hate seeing me?
There's a lot of Mandatory Family Attendance. The holidays aren't about what you WANT to do, but enacting rituals which will, using Magical Thinking, result in Happiness or Comfort or a sense of Safety.
Believe me, it doesn't work.
This is the most accurate metaphor of Christmas I've seen.
If you don't believe me, work retail during December.
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This has nothing to do with Batman.