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Evil up close in South Africa

26 June 2012, 09:57

Reading the article in News24:"Kuruman farmer brutally beaten",you wonder has Evil in South Africa become too common place in our time.

As it stands only ethnic cleansing, genocide and terrorism is seen by the many of civilized society as being a sadder still report. In other parts of our world its "a curious little boy that picks up an object in a field,which turns out to be a landmine,and gets blinded and mutilate by it for life",or "a mother abandons a newly born baby amid the roadside garbage", or "a discharged worker comes back to his former place of work and shoots everyone in sight of him,and then kills himself",or "a respect citizen sexually abuses young defenceless children", and the list could go forever.

A New York Times writer once said: "In no previous time period or age have people shown so great an aptitude and appetite for killing millions of other people for reasons of race,religion or class. At its worst this has been an horrific time to be alive".Would you agree with that?

If we humans don't pollute the air,foul our Earth,deplete our natural resources or wiping countless species towards their extinction,then some concern themselves with brutally attacking people on their farms. In South Africa,evil has now become so pathetic that it be like trying to sweep back the ocean tide with a broom in our hands and no more. The scale of evil and its ubiquity and relentlessness in South Africa just seems out of proportion to the malice that can be attributed to one person towards another. What manipulated people that they can become so sinister as those who attacked that Kuruman farmer?

Are some people just incapable of abstaining from evil acts? Do they not realize that there are certain moral boundaries that just cannot be crossed? lot ascribe to the notion that "its force of circumstances" that makes these people do the things they would not otherwise do.

The book Urban Terrorism says:" The radical object for a terrorist is a certifiable frustration with seemingly interlaced political,social and economic forces". So basically,according to this book, these people commit these criminal acts in an effort to bring about what they see as the solutions to their hardships and injustices.

Everyman has a price is the age old saying. That simply means that even good people can reach breaking point and will violate the rules of common decency and morality when the situation presents itself. A personality disorder? One minute you amiable,nice and kind,but don't push your luck because I can also be obnoxious,hostile and evil the next minute!So greed,blackmail,extortion,fraud,kidnapping and murder can transform people just the same as terrorism would.

Magazine Arguments and Facts wrote:"The straightforwardness with which reprobate shysters gets away unpunished seems to inspire ordinary citizens to commit the most brutal of crimes absence of fear in getting caught,make some criminals more emboldened to do what they otherwise wouldn't dream of doing.

Does this explain why certain people in South Africa do the most shocking of things?

References:

1.Urban Terrorism-Political Freedom & Security.

2.Magazine Arguments and Facts.

3.www.psychologytoday.com

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