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In other words you agree with me, Pamela.
As far as I'm concerned your friend is right that it's the same, Patricia. The majority of people can do "evil" things under the right, or should I say wrong circumstances. It's not mainly we the people that are turning a blind eye but our leaders. But mind you there are an awful lot of people who make it easy for themselves by calling something evil i.e. not having to do anything about it. You are so right that the world need to turn a page and start operating in new ways.
Interesting that there's finally a comment from someone who believes in the concept of evil, Pamela. Are people in your opinion born evil? Or do they turn "evil" because of what happens to them in life? By the way, please read the two first lines of my article again: "Evil became a fashionable word in the West after 9/11. Until then it was regarded as an old fashioned religious way of simplifying reasons behind events we disapproved of". Do note the word old fashioned:-)
Am very familiar with that experiement that's so interesting, Ken.
Glad, but not surprised, you agree with me, Donna.
The Einstein quote is basically what this article is all about, William.
It's important for them to know how a democracy works, that by law men and women are equal, that we have secular law, freedom of religion, speech and so forth. That's not the case where they come from.
Glad you agree with me Erica.
In theory yes. But don't forget that absolutely normal people are brainwashed to do what they normally would not dream of doing. It, for instance, happens in civil wars all over the world. Germans who worked in the concentration camps were perfectly normal but still did what they did. What would you have done if you were German during those years? To say that we would not have done anything we considered wrong is easy, but is it correct? If you had to make a choice between your family being killed and working in a concentration camp, what would you have done?
My pleasure, Lenie. The world really has, and is, failing Syria. In Sweden only (we have 10 million inhabitants) minimum 1,000 refugees apply for asylum on a daily basis. What I will do is teach asylum seekers Swedish and how society works in this part of the world and hopefully that can have some positive impact. The whole world will have to start taking refugees, not just Europe because we simply can't handle the amount of asylum seekers we have had the last couple of months. There isn't even any place for them to stay so old buildings in the public sector are being used and they will have to sleep on mattresses on the floor. Not great, but what do you do with such a huge amount of people arriving at once?