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    Lately I've been reading books about the psychology of irrationality. The short answer to your question: When we've done something to harm another person, rather than cease to see ourselves as the good guys, we try to resolve the cognitive dissonance by inventing reasons why the person we harmed must have deserved it.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 05:50:14 AM PST

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