Sunday, March 29, 2015

In the same line of thought ...

Proverbs 26:28 

A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

 It is part of human nature to hate the man you have hurt. (Tacitus)

Here is what can sometimes happen: one person wrongs another and doesn't know how to come back from that. So they deepen the wrong. They add further or worse misdemeanours, falsehoods, calumnies or what have you to the original one. This is the dynamic: to reinforce the thought that the first wrong wasn't one, anything which might diminish its recipient helps the offending party convince him or herself that the other must be a bad person, so that the first offence against them was somehow deserved. The deepening process is itself the symptom of a moral discomfort that cannot be squarely faced. (Normblog)


Nicholas frowned. He had done much evil to the Poles. To justify that evil he had to feel certain that all Poles were rascals, and he considered them to be such and hated them in proportion to the evil he had done them. (Normblog)


... independently of that, she disliked Fanny, because she [i.e. Mrs Norris] had neglected her... (Normblog)


 “There is perhaps no surer way of infecting ourselves with virulent hatred toward a person than by doing him a grave injustice.”

 “Propaganda ... serves more to justify ourselves than to convince others; and the more reason we have to feel guilty, the more fervent our propaganda.” ― Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements


At 11:27 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In March, 2005, I was in a graduate course "History of Antisemitism".

The controversial 2004 film "Passion of the Christ" had been re-cut, and was back in theatres.

I went to see it, to assess the antisemitism charges myself, in a north Bronx multiplex. At the time, and until last night, I did not understand the 2004 controversy.

A special broadcast last night had the original opening, and it was quite antisemitic. I just researched my dissonance, and seems the original 2004 cut is what everyone has seen outside of that limited re-release in March, 2005.

A special Easter Sunday event in movie theatres all over the USA will show the uncut 2004 version.

Thanks, for letting me work through this before I decide to complain, or not, to that cable channel, or the movie theatres about to perpetuate visual lies.

almost wish Natalie Portman had not directed and starred in Amos Oz's "A Tale of Love and Darkness", not yet scheduled for 2015 release...



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