Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yet Another Disconnected Inference.

The more closely I observe people, the more it disturbs me. And I'm left to wonder how we could possibly have come this far in time, as a civilization.

The real villain isn't the thug with a gun, prowling dark alleys. It's the white glove that conceals the claws, and sugary smiles that hide venomous fangs.

12 comments:

Tangled up in blue... said...

The most vicious evil is also the most innocuous one as Milan Kundera said.

Batman wud so agree with your post, wudnt he?

But I suppose the only reason we've survived as a "civilization" is either pure dumb blind luck or the fact that we are capable of powerfully deluding ourselves nearly all of the time..

Misanthropist said...

I think it's transfigured civilization that is the silent assassin. So neatly manipulatively sinister that at times it appears to be reasonable.

Mer-curial-maiden said...

How you take the words from my fingers. I have become a misanthrope without wanting to be. Sad.

Tooheys have taken over. Evolved Tooheys who don't have a fraction of the prototype's intellect.

Death On Two Legs said...

I find myself getting attached to a lot of people all the time, without really liking who they are.

It scares me.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Tangled up in blue : Out of the two reasons you cite, I find myself leaning at a majorly obtuse angle towards the second.

It's the rose-tinted glasses, isn't it? The ostrich-approach to things. At first sign of danger, dig head into the ground and pretend it isn't there. Ingenious.

@ Misanthropist : Exactly. That, is the essence of what I wanted to say. Not the reasonable part though. I think, to a considerable extent, it's just quid pro quo.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ Mer-curial-maiden : Misanthropy has become all the more indispensable. It's almost a survival tactic. Better than the hypocrisy, at any rate.

You are so right about the dim-witted Toohey clones. Not even the sort you might hope to debate the issue with. Grr...!

@ Death On Two Legs : I've been there, trust me. And now that I'm not, I've acquired a reputation for being notoriously anti-social and apathetic. I guess it's a choice you've got to make, somewhere down the line.

I don't think it's a matter of right or wrong. It's a question of what lets you be at peace with yourself.

Death On Two Legs said...

Those last 2 lines. I think they're at the root of everything. I agree with them, I really do.

mgeek said...

And yet there will be enough of 'good'-ness to let the civilization survive. (I know I'm an optimist :) )

Anty said...

Maybe, we just survived because there are too many of us to die out that easily.

Sherry Wasandi said...

@ mgeek : I wish I shared the sentiment. Would do wonders for my mental well-being. *grins*

@ Anty : You have a point. I might delve into studying the behavioral characteristics of cockroaches as research, on that note.

Come to think of it, I have an Organizational Behavior mini-thesis due for next week. Heh! There's an idea!

Just Me :) said...

There is a reason why they say ignorance is 'bliss'.
People always _want to know the truth, the reality; not everybody can handle it or accept it even.

I made a choice and a lot of my beliefs have already crumbled.

Sherry Wasandi said...

As long as one has it in them not to slip on the rose-tinted glasses...

It takes a lot. Of integrity, character, and what not!