Ethics Ethics

Older males make themselves ridiculous if they cannot successfully hide their sexual attraction to those much younger.
~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
People consider the harms they inflict to be justified and forgettable, and the harms they suffer to be unprovoked and grievous.
~ Steven Pinker (born: 1954-09-18 age: 59) The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Religion makes this effect even more pronounced. We are the God’s chosen people, they are devil-worshiping insects. Even if each side thinks it is inflicting equal pain for equal pain, it has actually ratcheted up the revenge spiral a notch. Further, the teach them a lesson effect requires inflicting double pain in revenge, which guarantees escalation.

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