MORALITY

genocide, identity, mass killings, morality, social psychology

WE HUMANS ARE MORAL CREATURES:

WE USUALLY HAVE SOME SORT OF A MORAL CONTEXT IN MIND. IT  GIVES US OUR  SENSE OF WHO WE ARE, WHAT OUR LIFE IS ALL ABOUT, OUR LIFE’S PURPOSE.

YET MORALITY CAN BE CORRUPTED TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE HORRENDOUS CRUELTY:

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE (I COULD MENTION OTHERS):

MIND-BOGGLING GENOCIDES GO BEYOND EVEN THE  HORROR OF THE MASS KILLINGS. THOSE WHO DO THE KILLING USUALLY FEEL MORALLY JUSTIFIED IN WHAT THEY ARE DOING — THAT MORALITY IS ON THEIR SIDE.

This is addressed in Fred Emil Katz’ book, “Our quest for effective living: How we cope in Social Space / A window to a new science.”

And in his short E-Book, “Closed Moral Worlds.”