The frequency of bad stuff happening is increasing … but it’s proportional to the increase in population.
There is always a % of people that are mentally ill, a % drawn to violence, whether from birth defect, or molding experiences, and as cities grow in population, and of course density, the likelihood of something incredibly bad happening near you increases as you are exposed to a higher number (but not %) of crazy bastards per day. The same principle works for the no# of assholes driving on the road … a small population of asshole drivers driving around all day, gets maximum exposure in the city, and makes everyone cranky.
Unfortunately, the less evolved members of humanity find it hard to adapt to a peaceful society life, or driving in a considerate manner, after fighting their way to the top of the food chain for millions of years. Add to it the stresses of a usual life, and you’ve got loonies popping their lids everywhere.
And yes, intelligence is an anomaly, and is the cause for many of societies problems. Recession, Pollution, Manipulation of Religions, Manipulation of Laws, Questions & Revolution.
All people with IQ’s above 80 should turn themselves in for a lobotomy so we can go back to swinging in the trees, beating up each other over mating & foraging rights, and raping every woman we come across. Unfortunately, the remaining brain surgeons will need to either preform a personal lobotomy by themselves, or just commit suicide.
Unfortunately the next generation may turn out to be intelligent, so we’d all better be neutered first to prevent future occurrences of intelligent offspring.
Then the world can get back to normal