Sunday, July 05, 2020

No Bad Guys

Ideologies aren't the enemy. That human frailty, begging to be accepted, short-circuits everything known to be right. Insecurity and that infernal need to be a part of something, to fit in, kills people.

From childhood, the knowledge of right and wrong exists. You know it's wrong to make someone go somewhere or do something against their will. You know it's wrong to take something that doesn't belong to you; You know it's the ultimate wrong to take someone's life.

Go along to get along. Tolerate indifference to the violation of others if the group thinks it's okay. These are what the weak-minded do.

Sadly, the brainwashed don't know they're brainwashed. You're always a part of the good guys. Nobody's ever a bad guy, as long as someone else says it's okay.