The Sociopathy of Goodness

Surgery performed while the patient is in four-point restraints. The error fills the entire field of vision, and for that is unseen in that field. We find that whoever is committing the atrocity is convinced that it is good because they would not be doing it if it wasn’t (i.e. circumcision). If someone else is doing it (e.g. Nazism) then it is bad. But they are the same evil. Moses is what Adolf Hitler could have been if he had only tried harder. Alas, Hitler’s evil was defeated, but the evil of Moses was institutionalized. It is Nazism for newborns.

“What we regard as Evil is capable of a fairly ubiquitous presence if only because it tends to appear in the guise of good.” Joseph Brodsky

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