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  •  now I really don't understand (none)
    if these people are "not human" then what's the shock value of them being dismembered? I just saw a picture of a lion eating part of a zebra. I sort of said "well that's what lions do". Either they are humans and what happened to them is shocking or they're not human and whatever happens to them is on their heads. Decide.

    Why am I so darn rational?

    by JMS on Thu Apr 01, 2004 at 12:38:12 PM PST

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    •  zebra attack (none)
      great analogy...

      Excess of insularity makes a Briton an Imperialist. -- G.B. Shaw

      by markymarx on Thu Apr 01, 2004 at 02:56:25 PM PST

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    •  Human Zebras (none)
      Killing zebras is what lions do, and killing humans is what other humans do.  We've always done it, and we'll probably do it forever, until something comes along to kill all of us.

      The interesting thing about people is that we feel ambivalent about our bloodiest impulses.  We indulge them, but we also bemoan them.  Lions, on the other hand, do not -- or at least we don't know about it.

      •  human zebras (none)
        well, some feel ambivalent, others less so....

        Excess of insularity makes a Briton an Imperialist. -- G.B. Shaw

        by markymarx on Fri Apr 02, 2004 at 12:29:02 AM PST

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        •  Sorry... (none)
          ...didn't mean to imply that specific individuals were ambivalent.  I meant that our species has forever had a love/hate relationship with violence against our fellows, and (though I didn't say this in my original comment) that this relationship lies very, very deep in our (collective!) psyche.

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