Region: The Western Isles


The Bird Buddy of Shidei

Aromea please fix your formatting so it's easy to tell at a glance what's something I said vs your response to it... as for responding, I don't even know where to start so I'm going to start condensing ideas together as I think of points

School shootings have nothing to do with punishment and rewards, it has to do with serious gang culture, a disregard and hands off approach for mental health (especially of relatively well-to-do white males who make up the majority of the mass shooter types), and an overwhelmingly easy access to firearms.

Despite what you seem to think, adults aren't idiots. There's no way that people aren't going to figure out what you're trying to do when strapping them to medical equipment, especially if it's for screening political/power attempts. If I'm in some crazy medical contraption and they start asking me random questions, I'm going to assume that my response is being monitored in some way

Your cookie example is a false dichotomy. The third answer is "the child conspires with others for mutual reward, be it giving one's own cookies to another in return for more down the line, convincing someone to turn a blind eye to the theft, or taking the blame for someone else" and this is what corruption is.

Every last human being can and will be swayed by a bribe of some kind because while we're a social species, the animal instinct is to have control over resources for yourself. It's impossible to prevent this unless you take the human out of the equation. Offer me 20 bucks to go shoot my neighbor? Absolutely not. Offer me 20 million in dubiously tracked slush funds if I help draft a law granting tax exemptions for people like you? That's an entirely different story

Rich people love their money, that's why they move it offshores to places that better protect their money from being taken away

Twice now you've ignored me asking how punishing innocent people isn't punishing innocent people, and why it's acceptable in your imaginary society to do that. Please answer this one, otherwise I'm going to rightly assume you don't have a counterpoint.