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Evil stalks our world and always has
Canada Free Press, by Victor Sharpe

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/15/2012 5:33:03 PM

Does evil stalk the world? Of course it does: It always has and it is an integral part of our history as human beings. (Snip) So we are transfixed in horror at the latest atrocity, this time in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where twenty innocent children were murdered along with six adults. The writer and owner of the famous blog, Ruthfully Yours, points out the irony that, “… in Newtown was the home of Fairfield State Hospital, which was a psychiatric hospital … which operated from 1931 until 1995. At its peak the hospital housed over 4,000 patients.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/15/2012 5:51:10 PM     (No. 9068019)

There is no question that we see people on the streets who are too nutty to be there.

I was chased by a psychotic more than once along urban sidewalks.
One time I found a policeman, who responded to me as follows (verbatim)...

"Sir, we can´t arrest people just because they´re crazy. We´d have to arrest half of City X in that case."
(city name deleted)

That was frustrating. The officer would not even approach the crazy and talk to him or warn him.
Didn´t even care.

Btw, I would now revise the officer´s estimate upward to about 85 percent of the local population.
Lots of obsessive types, even amongst the "normal."
Too many unable to give up their obsessions.

And apparently some of them like to stalk or repeatedly "hit on" me.
You also would not believe me if I told you who they were.
I´m stunned myself.
Rampant mental illness in this neck of the woods, it sometimes seems.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/15/2012 5:52:38 PM     (No. 9068020)

Modern liberalism, which has become Leftism pure and simple, excludes the category of evil. Sophisticated Leftists, including university professors, journalists and many Democratic politicians, actually deride and make fun of those who use the term evil, as though they were throwbacks and yahoos who are hopelessly behind the times.

The attempt to abolish the category of evil and to deny the ineradicable potential for evil in human beings is a foundational error of Leftist fantasy ideology. One might even go as far as to say that jut about everything that Leftists have wrong, all of their mistaken projects, schemes, and proposals for human betterment on a colossal scale is the consequence of this single fateful error. Leftism is based upon a misunderstanding of the nature of human beings and can therefore never successfully engage with the real world, in which actual human beings -including Leftists- simply do not think and behave the way Leftists want them to. The house of cards that is Leftist politics and social engineering rests upon this basic, willful error.

Lacking the category of evil requires people to reason in terms of imaginary and unprovable "causes" and "explanations" and to confuse means with ends, e.g. the instruments of violence with the objective of the violence.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ccyr, 12/15/2012 6:42:56 PM     (No. 9068086)

You can´t legislate away evil. The only thing you can do is try to protect yourself. Shame on those who try to use evil to take away our ability to try to protect ourselves. Tens of thousands were hacked apart by machetes in Rwanda. Legislation will not stop this. Only the fear of eternal torment by a vengeful G-d would have stopped this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: farmwife, 12/15/2012 6:46:25 PM     (No. 9068090)

As much as this horrible story breaks my heart, we do have to keep things in perspective. And yes, there is just plain evil abroad in the land.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LouD, 12/15/2012 7:21:30 PM     (No. 9068134)

One facet of that evil is the 50 million babies aborted in this country, most just for the mothers "convenience". Evil takes many forms, and uses many excuses to perform its deeds.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/15/2012 8:03:55 PM     (No. 9068185)

#3 - Thanks
Too bad that politicians, both evil and good, can´t seem to understand that simple fact.

Using libnut logic, we should outlaw booze - because drunk drivers kill people.

Using libnut logic, we should outlaw automobiles because automobiles driven by drunk drivers kill people.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 12/15/2012 8:48:20 PM     (No. 9068248)

FTA - Newtown was the home of Fairfield State Hospital.

Having grown up in the area, the state mental hospital in Newtown ( now closed ) was known as Fairfield Hills
or simply " Newtown ".
People with psychiatric problems were institutionalized there.
Until it was decided that the mentally ill would no longer be institutionalized , but, treated in the community on an outpatient basis with medication.
Most treatment centers now are for drug and alcohol detox.
It´s time we re-evaluated that situation.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/16/2012 3:51:19 AM     (No. 9068556)

The author has lumped "evil" and "insanity" together. We can´t do much about evil. Insanity is a different matter. When the liberals forced us to close insane asylms the unintended consequence was that they released lunatics onto society. The liberal theory was that the insane would take their medication and would be safe in halfway houses which were never provided and which would have been empty anyway as there was no way to force them into them.

Amyone who had ever had any contact with the mentally ill knew that the medication had side effects that they hated. Sooner or later, they would stop taking it and there was no one arround to make them take it. This scheme was another liberal impossible dream like the Obamacare which has just been forced onto us.

Somehow, they always get their way. We just can´t stand up against "compassion" which has been the ruination of our country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/16/2012 12:25:05 PM     (No. 9069239)

I believe -I certainly hope!- that we CAN do something about evil. We had at least better try.

The first step is to acknowledge the reality of evil, to break out of the modern willful illusion that evil no longer exists - that we have somehow outgrown it, that what was formerly called evil is better understood as something else, something easier to comprehend, something capable of being analyzed into component parts and thereby dissolved.

The next step after acknowledging the reality of evil is to admit that the capacity for such evil is an essential and ineradicable part of what it means to be a human being. The most abominable acts of evil are never, can never be wholly Other. We are human. Nothing human is alien to us. It is delusive and dangerous to pretend otherwise. We are far more like the Sandy Hook killer than otherwise. We belong to the same species.

I don´t think one needs to be religious to recognize what is really an empirical fact about human beings. It is amply documented on both a small and a large scale. There is nothing new about it - except our denial of its reality.

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