PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
sean
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 690
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all sean's badges.
 

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

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Freddie Stuart544
Can Usain Bolt Break Another Reco...

It will be interesting to see him though and I’m as excited as ever for him to compete. Read more...

0 comments 215 views
So you want to live in Amerika?

We are becoming less and less South African every day. Look at Wall Mart, Mc Donalds, Star Bucks, to name a few. Read more...

3 comments 405 views
Submitted by
Karlito
Beware! The old new computer supp...

Working in IT for the last 20 years, I often forget that many people use their computer like an appliance, surfing the internet and writing mails. Read more...

19 comments 1610 views
The nation's fear

All of us dream of being better people in the society. We can only achieve that dream if we can understand our past and recognise the injustices of the past and find ways of moving together as one nation.  Read more...

11 comments 293 views
Submitted by
Lethiwe Mdluli
Have you suddenly developed a fea...

Flying has always been considered as the safest way of travelling until this fact was questioned because of the recent tragic events surrounding airplanes. Read more...

8 comments 229 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Iran is next or what ?

Seems the Gaza drama will not end soon. How long before the Israelis are forced to deal with Iran? Read more...

10 comments 407 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Procurement Manager: Head Office (Retail)

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Profession Hub

HR Manager - Education

Western Cape
Michael Page International SA (Pty) Ltd
R480 000 - R576 000 Per Year

Customer Service Agent ( UK ) x 12

Cape Town CBD
Hi-Tech Recruitment (JHB)
R12 000 - R8 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.