Ukraine Megathread #7

If there is one thing this war has taught me is that there are people who really have this deep need to hate. Genuinely, I feel most decent people I know would feel deeply uncomfortable of any unnecessary cruelty, even towards someone who may be deserving. The thing is a lot of people love to see others suffer. This isn't to say that you shouldn't feel angered by the Russian invasion, I think its wrong. But Christ above the absolute bloodlust that people have unleashed on not just the soldiers (many of whom are conscripts) but the general Russian population.

It dawned on me that there are people in our society who want to revel in suffering, it just needs to be an accepted enemy. Look at the HermanCainAward. I'm vaccinated, but why would I want to spend time looking at some schmuck dying of COVID and laughing at his family.

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