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Michael Vick... The Inhumanity...

"Indeed, people speak sometimes about the 'animal' cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to animals, no animal could ever be so cruel, so artfully, so artistically cruel. A tiger simply gnaws and tears, that is all he can do. It would never occur to him to nail people by their ears overnight, even if he were able to do it." (Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov (Pevear and Volokhonsky,) Rebellion p. 238.)

Interstingly the title inhumane seems to appertain to those dispicable, unimaginable, abominable acts which could never be conceived of as human. However, when do these premeditated, artfully torturous exploits occur naturally in the animal world? The human capacity to reason - the boundary between the man and animal kingdoms, must neccessarily include the human propensity for evil. Not only the ability to do and understand that which is evil, but imagine, carry out and moreover pleasure in an artfully crafted evil scheme. Does not our capacity to be ev…

2001: Blog Odyssey

"O, brave new world, that has such people in't." The world of blogs, open wide before us! I'm not sure we'll get any hits, until we do something really exciting, or leave the country and desperate friends come looking for remnants of our charming company... but, in the mean time, let's hear it for unwarranted life perspective!