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  •  Nothing unusual about male mammals (1+ / 0-)
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    killing the offspring of other male mammals.

    The only thing different about what humans do, is that the ones responsible for the killings do everything they can to

    A. Blame the offspring
    B. Blame the other male humans
    C. Conceal the magnitude of the slaughter

    That is Adam's curse -- not that he must earn his bread by the sweat of his brow, but that he is expected, unlike the silverback, to produce moral and ethical justifications for his merciless, selfish, bestial brutality. It's a heavy burden, which is why some people -- Dick Cheney, for example -- simply don't bother.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:03:59 PM PST

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