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"The most vile, wicked, ruthless, low down animal to walk the planet."

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Apr 1, 2009 at 18:10

> As people we are violent, there is no such thing as a civilived society. No matter how educated or technologically advanced you may think we are. Man is the most vile, wicked, ruthless, low down animal to walk the planet.<

What you write is in part true. But denying the fundamental difference between "civilization" and "barbarity" is very suspect and characteristic of our nihilistic age. Perhaps you don't care if you are to live among cannibals, Moslem predators or among readers of Aristotle and lovers of J.S. Bach ? I myself do. "The most vile, wicked, ruthless, low down animal to walk the planet" managed to produce also such rare subspecies in some places on the planet. There is moral and intellectual progress this animal has made here and there, too, despite all of its inborn wickedness.


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