. . . men are not gentle creatures, who want to be loved, who at the most can defend themselves if they are attacked; they are, on the contrary, creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness. As a result, their neighbor is for them not only a potential helper or sexual object, but also someone who tempts them to satisfy their aggressiveness on him, to exploit his capacity for work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to seize his possessions, to humiliate him, to cause him pain, to torture and to kill him. Homo homini lupus [man is wolf to man]. Who in the face of all his experience of life and of history, will have the courage to dispute this assertion? As a rule this cruel aggressiveness waits for some provocation or puts itself at the service of some other purpose, whose goal might also have been reached by milder measures. In circumstances that are favorable to it, when the mental counter-forces which ordinarily inhibit it are out of action, it also manifests itself spontaneously and reveals man as a savage beast to whom consideration towards his own kind is something alien.
-Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its Discontents
In the Bible, the brothers Cain and Abel are the sons of Adam and Eve. The dramatic part of the story is that after making offerings to God, Cain feels like his offering was not well accepted, so in his anger, he decides to kill his brother Abel.
God did not intervene while the first human was killed and he has not intervened over the course of countless wars, plagues and natural disasters.
Believe it or not and like it or not my friend, YOU are on your own.
Can mankind be peaceful with good will toward one another? Absolutely!
However, be ever mindful that inhuman savagery and the capability to kill is in everyone of us.
Living beings will do whatever is necessary to stay alive when threatened with extinction. No one is immune from that ultimate drive to stay alive no matter what the cost.
Pure, true, evil exists. And no amount of wishing that evil doesn’t exist makes it not exist.
So knowing that evil exists, and being prepared to face evil, is imperative.
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