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  •  Going back to the Greeks, (1+ / 0-)
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    Jyrinx

    tragedy was associated with reaching a state of ecstasis, which meant temporarily transcending one's ego view.  The drama of tragedy was contrived to produce empathic suffering in the audience.  In some cases, the suffering was of recent bitter enemies of the Greeks, bringing the audience to see events through the eyes of the other.

    In this oparticular circumstance, tragedy, imho, would entail identifying with the utter loss of humanity involved in gleefully killing helpless people.  The murders themselves are simply sordid crimes.

    War is brutal, dehumanizing, and unpredictable. It is not a viable instrument of policy.

    by geomoo on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 08:03:17 PM PDT

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