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  •  You have that backwards (0+ / 0-)

    Why would anyone be angry about slavery, if there was no concept that slavery is wrong? No, people were angry because slavery is wrong, yet there it was, existing.

    •  Cruelty is offensive at multiple levels (1+ / 0-)
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      and different individuals react in different ways.  Apes don't like it when their companions are maltreated.  Nor do little kids, and I think that that's emotion-based, and that the concept (at some point) follows.

      Anyway, in the overall picture, I would certainly argue that anger can be righteous, and channeled into good things.  "Voting is the best revenge", as was recently said by someone I'm justifiably angry at for various reasons.

      "Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so." - Robert Ingersoll

      by dackmont on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:57:46 PM PDT

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