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Sympathy for Monsters: Vampires, Werewolves, Criminals, Terrorists
www.stolinsky.com ^ | 02-18-10 | stolinsky

Posted on 02/17/2010 9:33:25 PM PST by stolinsky

But before we can hope to overcome real monsters, we have to resolve to fight them. And before we can do that, we have to learn to recognize them. We have to stop calling violent criminals “victims of society.” And we have to stop calling terrorists “militants” or “activists,” while trying to make excuses for them. It is not a hopeful sign that young people now see vampires and werewolves not as horrible monsters, but as unfortunate, misunderstood outcasts. Sympathy for monsters inevitably leads to lack of sympathy for their victims. And that leads to more victims.

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TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: films; monsters; terrorists
Sympathy for Monsters: Vampires, Werewolves, Criminals, Terrorists
1 posted on 02/17/2010 9:33:25 PM PST by stolinsky
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Well, to be fair, werewolves are something that happens to you that you did NOT sign with (unlike Vampires)
2 posted on 02/17/2010 9:38:16 PM PST by txhurl
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To: stolinsky

The Obama’s administration rejected the term “terrorist” in favor of “extremists” to attempt to create a parallel between Muslim Jihadists and Christian conservatives in this country.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 9:38:23 PM PST by TigerBait
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To: stolinsky

As soon as we surrender our lives, our hopes and dreams, our futures, our values, and turn them over to the 0bamatrons, we will stop calling violent criminals “victims of society” and stop calling terrorists “militants” and “activists.” They all will then become “regulators” in the service of 0bama, or they will become dead. Prior examples of this behavior would include Lenin, Robespierre, Hitler, Mao, etc.


4 posted on 02/17/2010 9:55:40 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: stolinsky

Good, but the author should read “The True Believer” by Eric Hoffer to answer why the fanatics are not usually the poor. Also I think perhaps the reason why teens like Jason and Michael Myers films is an inner sense of guilt. Note the kids usually get impaled after having teen sex, or about to have teen sex. Freudian and Jungian at the same time.

parsy, who is smoking a pipe. (Really, sometimes a pipe is just a pipe)


5 posted on 02/17/2010 10:06:07 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: stolinsky

I didn’t realize there is a growing problem with werewolves and vampires. Time to stock up on wooden stakes and silver bullets, I guess.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 10:18:47 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: stolinsky

Excellent, I’ve got you bookmarked and I put the link out on my contact list.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 10:29:05 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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