Anatomy of Collective Violence - When “Never Again” Happens Again and Again.
Killing is nearly the very bottom of the moral evil. Is therefore surprising, the ease with which many passes to the agenda on contemporary conflicts, rolled by the Western countries. Wars, as such, should appear as paradigmatic evil, they're organized mass killing.
The Holocaust and other mass crimes weren't merely aberrations. Each time it was the new universe opening, whose boundaries were crossed. The pervasiveness of violence altering the surrounding universe is breaking cultural framework and exceeds the social taboo. After all the death of millions of people, no longer seems so impossible and terrible. Pretending that the most serious crimes were committed by barbarians’ - who's outside the universe of sanity and moral obligations -is in fact a simple way to repeat these crimes. People are prone to violence when they feel that to regulate certain social relationships imposing suffering or death is necessary, legitimate, etc. – it’s justified. Perpetrators not simply justify or rationalize their violent actions after the fact but usually reinterpret them (e.g. being a “patriot” motivated by “noble” motives). Emotions that guarantees the existence of social ties, can mobilize for collective acts of violence targeting "others".