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  •  We dehumanize people (5+ / 0-)

    And we think nothing about it.  Cyberbullying is an easy, cheap way that people use to suddenly feel powerful against people they will never see face to face.

    We dismiss them as real because we won't ever interact with them.

    We would be hurt if someone said such things against our family and our friends.. we know those people.   But we dehumanize those we don't know.

    We've done it for generations.. we dehumanize the opposing side in war, we dehumanize death by other causes, we dehumanize everywhere.

    But the internet makes it direct one on one.  And we are forced to face this cultural attachment to a systematic strategy of dehumanizing people for our own benefit.

    And it isn't pretty.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:46:05 AM PST

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