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Date: 2015-11-09 11:28 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the TW on this one. My reactions, in no particular order:

- Holy shit, this entire family is badly broken -- and in a way that's all too recognizable from the world around me. Total lack of empathy combined with One-True-Wayism is what yields that "Well, we think it's funny, what's YOUR problem?" attitude. It's basically the same mindset that produces things like the defense of sports-team logos or mascots that are vicious stereotypes.

- This kind of thing frequently combines with, or segues into, bullying of the type where it becomes more fun to "prank" people who won't enjoy it. Ghod help anybody in their extended family who isn't mentally/emotionally strong enough to shrug it off, especially if they're already the Designated Scapegoat in their own immediate family.

- They're already showing evidence of traveling down that road by virtue of the fact that even finding out that what they did injured people doesn't budge them from thinking of themselves as being the REAL victims here. I'm not sure any of the people who were hurt are actually real to them -- they're just spear-carriers, set-dressing to produce a particular effect. This is toxic as shit.

- Sooner or later they're going to "prank" the wrong person who doesn't think it's funny and who either has superpowers that can swat back or the power is triggered by the incident... and therefore much less likely to be a controlled response. This is something you've frequently mentioned as one of the reasons T-America is more sane about stuff like this; I would hope that now that they've actually brought themselves to the attention of the authorities, someone will be looking into a way to 'splain that to them.
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