Title: "Three Tree Point." [Burien, Normandy Park, Washington]

I wrote a few days ago asking youth when they will render noise pollution uncool or out or unhip and the like.

We all know that the torture experts use loud noises to drive others insane. They use rock music and hip-hop and other sounds to bombard others in a sadistic frenzy. We know that people race their engines and play their subwoofers for the same reason, to abuse others. It makes those who do it and those to whom they do sick and sicker.

In Burien Washington where I'm located, we already have the noise of the international airport right next door. We have a freeway running right through town too. However, we have street racers in cars, trucks, and on motorcycles and we have the subwoofer set that often also have loud engines.

Burien has a law against such things:

(1)General Prohibition. It is unlawful for any person to cause, or for any person in possession of property to allow to originate from the property, sound that is a public disturbance noise.
(2)Illustrative Enumeration. The following sounds are public disturbance noises in violation of this article:
(b)The creation of frequent, repetitive or continuous sounds in connection with the starting, operation, repair, rebuilding or testing of any motor vehicle, motorcycle, off-highway vehicle or internal combustion engine within a residential district, so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with the peace and comfort of owners or possessors of real property.
(e)Sound from motor vehicle audio sound systems, such as tape players, radios and compact disc players, operated at a volume so as to be audible greater than 50 feet from the vehicle itself.
(4)Penalty. Any person who violates the provisions of this article shall be subject to a civil fine not to exceed $250.00 for a first offense. For second and subsequent offenses, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. [Ord. 365 § 1, 2002; Ord. 63 § 81, 1993]

Burien doesn't enforce this law though, at least not very well. It's too bad that they aren't educating themselves and the general public and the young people in the schools about the evils of noise pollution and the evils of selfishness that is getting back at others whether or not those others are responsible for the perpetrator's problems. Warnings would be in order. We have especially one particular motorcycle rider who goes down the streets and freeway clutching and then screaming his very loud engine. There is no reason for him to be doing that except to abuse total strangers. He's obviously in need of help and knowledge. He's ignorant. There's no doubt about it. Would he heed? That's up to God, Satan, and him.

It is always better to educate without violent coercion than it is to punish, which is harmful as so many refuse to learn righteously and just rather spread punishment, abuse, torture, intentional noise pollution, etc.

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Matthew 5:25.

Of course, this is what is called antisocial behavior, and it is anti society at-large. It is indiscriminate abuse.

What's going on with it beyond what I've mentioned? Well, expectations are extremely low. People aren't taught manners, politenesses, and common courtesy. People are abused and don't have it stop with them but pass it on.

Many police officers come out of the ranks of the military where they are taught the roughest ways of dealing with things. They are given some countervailing training in the civilian police, but the militarization of society and the police is causing huge problems in general.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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