posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 12:19 PM
Like you I have thought along those lines.
After many years of listening , and watching I have come to the conclusion that as in life. Criticism of others forms a comfort zone around the person
who is making the judgement.
In history, as in some modern life, in order to feel or to show others you are superior, you have to first de- humanize the other person or he who
will now be your opponent. This is a common practice on message boards, this being easier as you never come face to face with your opponent.
If this is done on a one to one basis it is very hard to do. But however if we de - humanize a group it then become much easier to heap scorn upon
them thereby forming a comfort zone , within which one can not be touched. Thus people with big ears are chosen , unusual colour skin, any kind of
deformity is any easy target. Especially those who may have something , which you feel they do not want you to have.
The obvious example is Hitler, I am convinced the guy could not care less about the Jewish population , it was more a pathway to power. In Mien Kampf,
Hilter says " all that I have done, I have done for the love of God and Country" , well he didn't go to Sunday school did he 'thou shall not