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re: #2 Destro
re: #3 Aye Pod
This is the crux of the problem. For me, I begin by asking how far down within a person does this bigotry go? In other words, would the app be teaching, or would it be feeding a deep hunger? I ask, but it doesn’t mean I have an answer. I am presently leaning towards it feeding a deep hunger.
What do you do if in fact the latter is true? This is the question. In this particular case, one would hope that Apple just refuses to sell it. Let the hungry go somewhere else for this particular meal. But on a more macro level, or incredibly micro level (they join sometimes), there isn’t an answer.
To get an answer would require Western Civ to completely redo the notion of what makes up a person. Right now, I think we’re doing a slightly more sophisticated version of Id, Ego, Superego, using a MRI instead of a couch. Not enough progress. This paradigm is not adequate.
This weekend, on this site, there were pictures of a demonstration in Canada. If there was a moment where one could intervene on an individual level with each of those folks, that moment passed long ago. But these are just some of the questions that should have been asked when talking about the lessons of the Holocaust. And these questions were not asked. Too frightened of what the answers might be. That’s just my observation.
And of course, the real answers would apply universally. Never Again means never again for everyone.