Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Sub-animals

For human evolution, they list three categories - animals, humans and divine. Animals are where we come from, humans - generally the spectrum of love, laughter and conscious discrimination and divinity, the potential to transcend it all.

Animals - the general behavior can be attributed to the fact that they have no qualms about doing anything provided it relates to their survival. Survival resolves into self-defense or food.

I think humans because of their conscious discrimination capabilities have the option of becoming sub-animals. Where they inflict pain/death for pleasure. Generally, these are sadism and masochism - and I think they are just two sides of the same coin. I think all of us have had glimpses of these tendencies, but the extent to which we empower them reflects on our general behavior.

The latest footage that got released today by WikiLeaks shows an extreme example of this. This is disturbing for multiple reasons. The Americans on the chopper are thinking they're playing video games. After they finish executing a group of folks, they make snide comments about "good shooting". They consciously execute a group of folks who try to evacuate the wounded and in the process seriously wound two children. On the chopper or on the humvees, a smart man comments "their fault for bringing children to the battlefield". Another remarks "yeah". The aftermath of this is the most chilling. If a group of self-obsessed folks were responsible, the Pentagon has been lying and covering up the whole episode by making the video footage "classified". And most certainly this would not have been uncovered if two of the dead men weren't employees of Reuters. If not for WikiLeaks, this footage wouldn't have been out now. Such a shame!

All I am tempted to say is - get the fuck out of Iraq. None of your business there!

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