Of young men and mayhem


If the economist is to be believed, young men, to be tamed should have work and wives

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

45 thoughts on “Of young men and mayhem

  1. john zande says:

    There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a hungry man.

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  2. orwell1627 says:

    Let me have men about me that are fat,
    Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
    Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
    He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.

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  3. I think, instead, that people are dangerous until they feel they have too much to lose to act.

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  4. And that those who are truly dangerous will find a way to be dangerous in spite of what they stand to lose.

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  5. When you look at primate studies, such as the one Dr. Robert Sapolsky did, having spent a couple of decades observing baboon troops in the savannas, there was a common denominator that caused mayhem — highly stratified, male-dominated societies.

    We have the answers. We’ve seen the positive outcomes in egalitarian societies. Yet, the Doomsday Clock still remains set at 3 minutes to midnight.

    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the universe.” attributed to Albert Einstein

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  6. “…having spent a couple of decades observing baboon troops in the savannas…” As a member of a baboon troop myself, I wish to inform everyone that I take great offense to being observed in the wild. We’re naked for Christ’s sake! If you want to observe us, make a fuckin’ reservation with our manager and she’ll set something up for you. Don’t just bloody show up with a camera and start taking pictures. That’s VERY rude. Thanks, and may God bless America and the unmanned drones she uses to bomb people in foreign lands. $Amen$

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  7. Back in the day, this was commonly referred to as having “a ball and chain.”

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    • makagutu says:

      Were things as bad as they seem now? Many poor people. Many unemployed

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      • It depends on where people lived. In the developing world (e.g. much of Africa, South America, east Asia, etc.), life was in many cases harder back then. But in the developed world (e.g. North America, Europe), life today has gotten much worse. What can be said generally about the difference between 40-50 years ago and the 21st century is that people back then had hope for a better future. Now, that hope is largely gone.

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  8. Scottie says:

    I know a lot of commenters are having fun with this… and I enjoyed reading the comments. But this morning I read a news article about ISIS fighters who were being given females…of all ages, from 10 to 50… and they repeatedly raped them. Huge sad, really sad for the females. I can’t say enough how it upsets me. However these guys said it was their duty, they were praising their god, and ..this is the important point.. they were getting lots of sex, unwilling but they were getting lots of it… and they still were fighting and being wild and doing crazy fighting stuff.. they were not tamed. I know that teens are a bit wild due to the hormones surging through their bodies and yes they want sex, or relief so badly they are willing to do stupid stuff. However that doesn’t explain why after getting relief, after raping a person several times they go on to do horrible war stuff. Look every teen boy ( I can not speak for females ) can find somewhere to sneak away and masterbate, even in a super religious family as they can do it in bed, in the bathroom, shoot anywhere.. So that to me that makes it clear that needing sexual relief doesn’t in any way have anything to do with committing wild stuff or crimes.
    It has to be something else in the person. Yes our hormones in our teen years can push us to do stupid stuff, but they can’t push anyone into be a crazy out of control bastarded that is willing to hurt others…So there is no way getting married will tame a guy, especially if the woman and he doesn’t find a special relationship, he will be even more angry and will act out. So I totally disagree with the whole taming thing. Oh the other hand I can tell you stories of myself and other boys in my teen years in the military who did crazy stuff to find places to “explore” our sexuality. 🙂 Thanks and hugs

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