Tuesday, 12 August 2014
What is the cause of man's inhumanity to man?
Rather than ascribing this to some kind of evil, I believe that the cause is fear.
This may not be immediately apparent, but the ultimate motive of violence and oppression is fear.
This is the kind of fear which hides behind a mask of toughness and strength.
It is the fear of being dominated which makes people dominate others.
It is the fear of violence which makes people violent.
It is the fear of being humiliated which makes people humiliate others.
This is the law of the schoolyard.
It is the playing field of bullies.
And it extends into the realm of international politics.
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