Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ten steps to become a war criminal

As CNN reports:
The first time he kills a villager, it is terrifying. The second time, it is hard. The third or fourth time, it starts to feel almost easy. Eventually, he finds himself competing with his fellow soldiers to see who can do it fastest, most often, most creatively.
A conscience can be dulled to permit any arbitrarily horrible action, which is why your conscience isn't a terribly good guide of what is horrible and what is good.


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