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  •  Some people are born evil or (1+ / 0-)
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    develop into evil people because of some mental deficit.  It may well be associated with an inability to recognize other humans as being any different from any other artifact they either use or misuse.
    Imagine a person being no different from a chair one either sits upon, ignores or throws out.  Some people treat other people just like that. Punch a person as easily as a pillow when they're angry.

    Abuse need not be a response to a perceived injustice. Abuse may be a response to being ignored. The impulse to destroy anything may be just that, an impulse that's not resisted because the individual simply exercises no self control.  Evil/destruction can exist independent of any internal or external prompt, albeit that external prompts are often identified after the fact.  That is, if we insist on a rationale for evil/destruction, it can often be found in some characteristic of the victim/destroyed.  Blame for the victim is a rationalization, but not likely to be relevant.
    People beat up other people because they are inclined to inflict injury on their own kind. We demand an explanation (in hopes of preventing a recurrence), but it's likely to be ineffective because the only effective counter to evil/destruction/abuse is to restrain the perpetrator. If verbal condemnation doesn't work, then it requires a physical intervention. Focusing on potential targets is not only useless, but counter-productive, if only because, when one target is placed off limits, another is likely to be sought out. If a perpetrator can't kick a dog, he'll kick a cat or a child or stomp on an ant.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 02:58:42 AM PST

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