“The Japanese have lower gun violence, but they take out their frustrations not on each other but on whales, dolphins and tuna. This is a marvelous approach to curbing human on human violence, but unless the petro-chemical industry stops producing greenhouse gases and plastics that have now become a floating island of debris the size of Texas in the mid-Pacific, dolphins and whales will disappear as the Japanese solution. Japanese may have to turn to other species like goats,” said Mingle who did not believe that Green Peace would send teams to defend goats against "goat murderers" like they do against "whale killers." Mingle's recent article, The Social Efficacy of Scape-goating, has brought mixed responses in Japan and elsewhere.
The Goodman Syndrome is named for Michael Goodman the British twin who killed his brother by pushing his head against a door knob, leading Dr. Mingle to believe that gun control advocates are what he describes as "dumber than a sack of door knobs," to the relief of his former NRA financial backers one of whom said "a good Goodman would have been packing".