There are a lot of people who make bad decisions, and often when there’s less than no time to think about that probable consequences will be.
Hello, prefrontal cortex, you snot-slurped asshole.
Many people who live with traumatic brain injury face this challenge every day in the hope that they don’t get into an argument with an idiot, only to be arrested for manslaughter, because he got tired of dealing with someone’s bullshit and pushed the other guy into an oncoming city bus-which only make things worse.
I mean, nobody really wants to do that, but there are some people who:
a) ask for it
b) don’t believe you’ll do it
The next thing one realises, the one who was pissed can’t believe what he or she just did! However, the person that once was was warned about the consequences. What seems to spectators as a deliberate act truly wasn’t, because the person who pushed you was on the receiving end of an equal and opposite reaction-and now, traffic is a nightmare because the coroner has to scrape your remains as best they can off the street.
Study the case of Phineas Gage, a railroad foreman who experienced a blast which sent a tamping iron-43 inches long, 1 1/4 inches in diameter, and weighing 13 1/4 pounds through his left cheek, slashed his brain, and rocketed skyward, landing several feet behind him, according to smithsonian.com.
He was never the same after this, as his friends said that he was “no longer Gage,” as Dr. John Harlow accounted.
Gage lost his balance between his common sense and his self-control, or as Paul the Apostle wrote in Romans 7:15-20: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil the evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.”
Here’s the funny part: those who kicked me out of the church last year are Republicans who espouse the doctrine of personal responsibility. However, where was Paul’s sense of personal responsibility?
As George Carlin said: “Someone’s losing fucking ground.”
It might be best for Americans to stop judging people who have the tendency to hit someone in the mouth with a chair. After all, no one starts life that way and there are people who know the particular person’s weakness and exploit it in the hope that such a person will arrested on a assault charge.
Have you ever heard of entrapment? As Dirty Harry used to say: “A man has got to know his limitations.”
My advice is for instigators to not start anything to begin with, as someone’s fuse is shorter than another-and all because of traumatic brain injury. If you’re going to a soldier a free pass, you have to do the same for someone else-even when you’re dealing with someone who wasn’t stupid enough to drive over a roadside bomb during a quagmire in which we had no business involving ourselves.
Don’t fuck with the frontals, I’m begging ya!