Posted 4 months ago on Jan. 19, 2013, 6:57 a.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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Is this the sum of Humanity?
Let us speculate . . .
If I say, that should human subject A perform operation B which then impacts human subject X, and that further, should human subject C perform operation D which does the same, while human subject E, G and I perform operations F, H, and J, all of which also impact human subject X, all of which induce various degrees of cognitive dissonance -
And further, should my speculation stipulate that the sum of this cognitive dissonance instilled in human subject X will have the specific result of rage, where human subject X is seen to blame human subjects L, M, and N which human subject X transfers to the demographic subgroup identified by S, and the result is an instance of mass murder, mass murder that devastates demographic subgroup S -
and IF - subject to my speculation, I set all of these various operations in motion, and it does indeed turn out exactly as I have speculated -
Am I guilty? Am I not a murderer?
At the very least, am I not guilty, as an accessory, before the fact?
And IF: human subject X must hang for his crime, should I not do likewise?
But we will have no such public discussion. We will not for we have not the stomach for such debate. It raises too many difficult questions about the nature of who and what we are, let alone our concepts of freedom and human dignity.
Yet I say, that if such a series of operations were performed, then the person or persons who conducted such speculation with said result have indeed committed a crime - a crime against their own human nature - a crime against all human nature, and as such -
A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
For surely, every individual of the human species is far more than the sum of a complex synthesis of stimulus.
And if this is not so, then those who engage in such speculation are no more than a product of their own environment, and as such, malignant, putrid, metastasizing the whole of the human species into a cancer - a vile blot upon the face of this rock we call Earth, a cancer to be eradicated lest we somehow infect the whole universe with our madness . . . .