Aversion Therapy

World wars, “civil” wars, genocides, ethnic cleansings, witch hunts, inquisitions, crusades, colonialism, the slave trade, final solutions, the killing fields, extermination camps, and ground zeros…

to name but a few.

The message should be delivered to our children loud and clear– in word and image– and with sufficient force to make them sick: THIS is what happens when you follow the crowd, blindly do as you’re told, and don’t ask why.

12 Comments

  1. robindd4l says:

    I agree, we should NEVER follow the crowd but do what our HEARTS lead us to.

    1. Hearts… and BRAINS too, yes?

      1. robindd4l says:

        Yea, I agree with that.

  2. Barabbas Me says:

    A wise man once said “the crowd is untruth”. Have you heard that?

    1. Popularity is certainly not a reliable indicator of goodness, truth, and beauty.

      1. Barabbas Me says:

        Soeren Kierkegaard is the one who wrote that

        1. Alas, every “true believer” and “patriot” thinks Kierkegaard is talking everybody but them!

          1. Barabbas Me says:

            Of course, I have several of his books. He was a Christian, although a difficult one to read. But I found his Training in Christianity and Fear and Trembling very helpful. Have you read him as well?

            1. I’ve read some… as well as many of “the great philosophers”. In my experience, there’s been no real progress made since Plato’s Republic.

              1. Barabbas Me says:

                What is your opinion of Thoreau? I rather like him

              2. Barabbas Me says:

                Just for fun, let’s get all the platonists pissed off: “was Socrates historical or just a literary device?” Go. Lol

                1. I place both Socrates and Jesus squarely in my pantheon of heroes– How much fact and how much myth is of no interest to me.

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