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    The calculus of genocide

    J B Maccabee
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     The calculus of genocide Empty The calculus of genocide

    Post by J B Maccabee on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:38 pm

    This is very interesting and timely considering the recent revelation of the army briefings identifying many mainline Christian groups as dangerous. Some of the briefing went so far as to threaten soldiers with disciplinary action if they joined or belonged to named Christian groups.

    The calculus of genocide


    It is rare for those who commit evil acts to acknowledge that their actions are evil, even to themselves. Very often the evil-doer will justify his actions to himself and others by claiming some over-riding superior purpose or moral imperative which supposedly outweighs the 'disadvantages' of the evil act, or by altering his perception of his target, or both. Historically, when action against a particular group is envisioned, (for the greater good of course,) that group is often depersonalized or demonized prior to action being taken. After all, if the subjects of your depredations aren't human, then whatever happens to them is their own fault, isn't it? (Well, NO, but that is a subject for another time.) In any case, such moral inversions are common among those who commit evil acts.

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