Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy…

As America continues its depressing slow drift into Fascism this quote caught my eye:

“In my work with the defendants (at the Nuremberg Trails 1945-1949) I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men. Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.”

Quotation: Captain G. M. Gilbert, the Army psychologist assigned to watching the defendants at the Nuremberg trials

For those of you like me who are regular visitors to the States the whole situation is profoundly depressing. I always find Americans a warm and friendly people. To see them being manipulated into hating their fellow man so much that they condone concentrate camps for kids is heartbreaking.

This clip below is from the excellent documentary ‘The House I live in’ (available on Netflix). It gives a terrifying insight into how genocide can occur:

 The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

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