Thesis: the human race is broken (cf. original sin)

normblog: The need to know what we do know

We have too much evidence that given the freedom, the licence, to kill and do other terrible harms, there are enough people who enjoy using it. I’ve argued this at some length here. A passage I quote from David Rousset, who was imprisoned at Buchenwald:

Normal men do not know that everything is possible. Even if the evidence forces their intelligence to admit it, their muscles do not believe it. The concentrationees do know.