yotg discussion (spoilers)

Jacob Proffitt Jacob at Proffitt.com
Thu Dec 14 13:53:33 EST 2000


On Thu, 14 Dec 2000 16:30:04 +0100, liril at gmx.net wrote:

>This scene made me shiver. When one continues in this way, others are
>no longer seen as subjects, but as objects, (I'm not sure wheter this makes
>sense in English, too), not as fellow human beings, but things, being useful
>or not. And this an attitude that frightens me to the bones.

Terry Pratchett made what I feel to be one of the wisest observations I've
heard.  He said that all crime starts with making a person into an object.
I think that is pretty accurate and kind of enjoy quoting it in church
(attributing it to "a wise man once said" just to be smug).

Jacob
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