He said “Ami dukkhito.” What else can someone say to her?
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:29pm

How on earth can human beings be SO cruel to one another. Obviously, they are. Obviously humans can push aside their own and others' humanity and they can view other human beings as without the slightest value, else they could NEVER do such hideous things to other human beings.

If it was a handful of human beings who'd done those things, we could dismiss it as the psychopaths amongst us. However, when entire ARMIES of them do it to others, it's not psychopathy, it's something else entirely. It's the difference between behaviors that go on when it's "me & you OR "us vs them". When it's me & you, both are acutely aware of the humanity of the other. When it's us vs them, they are outsiders, bad people, people who threaten the us.

"It means that our personal moral compass may not work, may be disabled when we interact in groups that identify an us-them dichotomy, or see outsiders as competitors. It explains why groups can become uncivil, nasty, aggressive, even violent although their individual members may not be like that during one on one encounters."

I understand human nature. But I do not and never will understand how anyone can dismiss their moral compass when they hear a small child screaming "Mommy! Mommy! Help me Mommy!" and they just continue raping his mother as if he's not a toddler burning to death because he was deliberately thrown into a fire to die that way??? That's MORE than just herd behavior and setting aside one's moral compass. There is something fundamentally wrong with people who can do that.

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