I started reading this book recently. It was about the most evil men in the world so far. I understand that this world is filled with hatred and agony and loathing, but it always amazes me the extent people go to just to do harm. You think sometimes if these people have absolutely no compassion in their hearts towards other human beings. They kill, they torture and yet they choose to ignore the pain and suffering people have to face. The book highlighted on some of the most powerful yet dangerous men of all time. From what i have gathered, i came across two articles that show the worlds most evil men and women. It scares me to think that we live in a world of so much hate and despair. There are people who simply enjoy seeing others in pain and inflicting it on them. But sadism accounts for few, if any, large-scale evils. It accounts for many individual acts of cruelty.
We have to wonder why do they do such things? Is it the greed for power that drives them to the extent that they need to kill to control people? Or is it just a mere canibalistic need, to taste human flesh, to watch them shiver in fear and do their bidding? Like money, many who seek power will do anything, no matter how evil, to attain power. However, it is a relatively small number of people that seeks such power and commits evil in its pursuit.
But when you look at it, it all comes down to Victimhood, or more so people blame it on victimhood as that is a great solution and excuse to the actions they take. A lifelong study of good and evil has concluded that the greatest single cause of evil is people perceiving of themselves or their group as victims. Nazism arose from Germans’ sense of victimhood — as a result of the Treaty, that led to Germany’s loss in World War I and of a world Jewish conspiracy . Hitler believed, or chose a million and one stupid reasons to banish the jews and destroy their beings. He believed them to be the reason. He was also threatened by them. They were the talent, the genius ones that he couldnt understand. And as always, you condemn or destroy what you cannot fathom. Communism was predicated on workers regarding themselves as victims of the bourgeoisie. Much of Islamic evil today emanates from a belief that the Muslim world has been victimized by Christians and Jews. The muslim beliefs of those like the taliban is to rid the world of evil and clense it. But they started a revolution and a war. The women are restricted of their own rights, The children as well as the men. When the taliban seized Afganistan women werent allowed to work, husbands were taken into war, women had to beg on the streets for money. Education was restricted. Many prisoners, including those imprisoned for horrible crimes, regard themselves as victims of society or of their upbringing. The list of those attributing their evil acts to their being victims is as long as the list of evil doers.
Will it end??