Shaking my head in disbelief?

20 May 2004

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Sometimes I really have to wonder about people. Not just at what goes on in reality TV shows (Paradise Hotel anyone), but in a much more serious way.

Michael Savage (never heard of him, but according to Salon he has around 6 million listeners in the US), has “taken to calling Arabs “non-humans” and has called for the U.S. to kill “thousands” of Iraqi prisoners and nuke a random Arab capital”. Now even if that is merely shock-jock attention seeking behaviour it is still scary.

People are people, there is no such thing as a non-human, or a completely evil individual. Unless of course that is a made up character on TV or in a book. People have motivations and reasons for why they act they way they do. And yes acts themselves can be evil and despicable but to call a person evil is to dismiss them as “other” and what is other doesn’t have to be understood or thought about.

Current track: Daddy is a good man by Michael J Sheehy

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