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  1. @Blackhawk Well, there's no scientific evidence that I know of that supports the idea that extra camera's really solve criminality problems. Not to mention that for all we know there may come a day we get a government which misuses the citizen's data for persecution of dissidents, idk. Hope I'm wrong.
  2. According to criminologist Jelle Janssens who was talking about the camera network here in Belgium: "in some cases the camera's can help solve criminality, but many a times they do not help to prevent it". He adds: "camera's can never really solve the cause of criminality, they only show the symptoms of it". Furthermore, the camera network is very expensive and time consuming, according to the documentary I watched atleast. Better, cheaper and more effective it would be to invest in people to increase security.
  3. I'm writing a paper on privacy and security in the relation between citizens and their government. To what degree are these values reconcilable? I hear alot of "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear". A popular phrase for politicians is: "we're looking for a balance between the two", but why is more security equal to less privacy per se? Guess it depends on the form of government. Under an intolerant totalitarian one it's probably more dangerous to have less privacy than not. So more privacy means more safety in this context as I see it. Another question I ask myself is what influence the societal context has on the field of tension often discussed between privacy and security. For example, 9/11 catalysed greater government surveillance. The later terrorist attacks on Paris and Brussels too. Covid has caused something similar. But it seems to me that after awhile, people return to caring more about privacy than security. Is it possible to explain this phenomena through Spiral Dynamics or some other model? To me it looks like people temporarily regress to a stage blue need for safety from stage red aggression (or these people are in fact generally (partly) at blue, with no regression involved?). And, as a future social cultural worker, how to handle the people's fear and need for security? (from the perspective of SD would be interesting) Just my thoughts. Please share yours and let me know what important stuff I'm missing and where I might make wrong assumptions or if I'm applying SD incorrectly.
  4. In this VICE documentary, Joshua Blahyi (AKA General Butt-Naked), who was a cannibal warlord and drank the blood of children and was actually naked during combat to become invincible (stage purple superstition), he said during one of his battles, a voice (from god probably) basically called him out on his reckless behaviour and so he got scared and became a preacher. Fully embracing religion and leaving his old ways behind. So that's another nice example of red to blue transition.
  5. The above film is full of red examples, obviously with the main villain and his rebels as a clear one. I really thought of stage red demonisation when the main antagonist says "you think I'm a devil, but only because I lived in hell", implying he needs to be so brutal to survive. Also the Netflix series called Norsemen is a funny example of stage red vikings mixed with green sensitiveness and such. Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan saw some transitions from purple to red I believe: Nobunaga showed a complete disregard of traditions, rituals and respect for ancestors. He killed his brother who conspired against him because he was deemed a fool instead of a good leader for the clan. And then he went on to conquer a large part of modern day Japan sometimes through innovative ways.
  6. @impulse9 Yes, you lower your inhibitions because you become unconcious of them as I see it. The etymology of alcohol is indeed interesting. Thanks for the info!
  7. @impulse9 In my experience it only dims my senses, don't see how it would increase consciousness?
  8. @Arcangelo Haven't read the books, but I thought 'nice guys' were people who haven't integrated stage red in their psychology. So I think someone who is 100% red can't really be what I would call a nice guy.
  9. @Nos7algiK Yes, something like that. So people who try to please others with unspoken expectations (call it manipulation), putting others (specifically women) on a pedestal, being unassertive etc.
  10. I was thinking, is the (socially constructed) fenomenon of 'nice guys' something from all times or does it have to do with the current levels of spiral dynamics we/the 'nice guys' are in? Or is it just a lack of stage red?
  11. I'd like to know the degree of influence alcohol has on one's spiritual growth (assuming there is one). So for example if you meditate every day for an hour and drink once a year/month/week/day.. How much of a set-back is it? How much work do you un-do? Or do you automatically come back to your previous high consciousness level?
  12. Greetings Is there any value in mathematics for understanding reality and the universe? Question arose through seeing books about the mathematical nature of the universe and multiverses and such. Maybe a fun idea for a future video too! Love, kever
  13. Not very up-to-date on this, but looking at human biology one would think we aren't build to live on a carnivorous diet (looking at our teeth and intestines). What do you think?