Nothing new, it’s been observed for centuries.
...and what political ideology mostly resides within cities ?
Causation makes correlation.
I try keeping my brain locked down better than Obama’s history. Sometimes things do slip, but it’s every now and then, and I’m easily able to regulate the flow of emotions out.
An extremely easy fix would be going away from NYC, while keeping constant contact with friends.
solution: urban voters only allowed a half vote - we could call it the ‘crazy differential’
The biggest problem with large cities here in the U.S. is they are run by DemocRATS. From what I understand, large cities in the Orient in places such as Singapore, Japan and Malaysia are modern wonders to behold. Of course, they don’t have Greenie whack jobs and RAT politicians to contend with. My cousin John lived in Singapore. He said the cities here in the U.S. are 3rd world compared to the Orient.
I remember a NOVA presentation on PBS (when I was a teenager) based on crowded cities and their effect on people.
They used rats in gradually over-populated cages—stress producing “environment”—they kept adding rats.
Eventually, the rats turned to extreme violence and cannibalism; can’t help but think of our larger cities now; filled with rats that eat the faces off the other rats.
Scientists are testing the idea that the stress of modern city life is a breeding ground for psychosis.
Have you ever met anyone from NYC that didn’t have issues?
It isn’t exactly news that urban societies are associated with higher rates of mental disorders.
There was a comic book series in the 1980s called Mister X that touched on this. Mister X was not a superhero, he was a brilliant and eccentric architect. He designed a city where every building, shape and line reinforced positive emotions and healthy psychological well being. He did not see the city built, but had a nervous breakdown and spent years in a mental hospital.
When he was released, he found that the city had been built in his absence. But not exactly the way he designed it. This city had the lines and shapes subtly changed. In stead of promoting happiness and positiveness, it reinforced psychosis, suicide, and mental illness. All of its residents were slowly and deliberately being driven insane.
The character spends the city looking for the people who built the city, and the secret of why it was changed.
Ah, so in other words, that has the very same psychosis causing effect as approvingly telling them 24/7 dat dey BEEEE somebody and aren't to blame for their own failed socio-economic station in life. Because the first version these researchers tested has almost NOTHING to do with the price of tea in China.
Interesting results. Probably done by a liberal prof.
But what would be really interesting to know is whether the liberal prof thinks that the liberal sustainable development plan to herd everyone out of the suburbs and into big buildings in cities so that the animals can run free (or whatever their reasoning is) is a good idea.
I can tell you that country people are better adjusted and far less silly than city people. And I’ve been in both places.
George Gilder on Why Socialism Always Fails
Think: DETROIT. Enough said.
Tests in the 1950’s show what happens with rat populations.
They are normal, and exhibit normal behavior UNTIL the population is raised past a certain critical threshhold, either by birth, or addition of more rats to the enclosure.
ALL KINDS of abnormal behavior then start up.
Infanticide, extreme aggression, homosexuality, weird dietary behavior, things that can best be labelled “Rat OCD’s”
I have the Sci-Am reprints, some of them may even be available online.
Heh, I suppose so. I moved to the city when I was 38 years old and processed my stress by moving right back out twenty years later. It worked, too.
Mental illness is caused by too many people. Hmmmmm.....how do we reduce the population? Do you see where this is going? The liberals must live as long as possible because, well, they’re just smarter than everyone else. And their quality of life must be improved by having less traffic and fewer people at their beaches. They’re filthy, stinking eugenics believers.