The Banality of Evil

March 28th, 2017 by Michael Tabor

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Hannah Arendt wrote about the banality of evil at length, I guess one of the best examples of this horrible trait in humanity is Nazi Germany. These concentration guards who butchered and tortured other human beings day in and day out, were not what the average person would consider “sadistic evil monsters,” They were just ordinary people who had families and were capable of love and generosity but were subject to “the banality of evil.” Which I think is essentially something that all human beings can engage in, provided the right circumstances and goals are set in place. The mindset is simply – total indifference to suffering and compartmentalization.

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One Response to “The Banality of Evil”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    My definition of unceasing pain is just grindingly relentless horror!!! There is absolutely nothing redeeming about lingering pain and suffering.

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