Who makes monsters?
We do, partly, through acceptance, encouragement and reinforcement
It’s also actually how we make nice people.
It’s the process of
Clarifying and confirming what is and isn’t acceptable that helps creates and forms patterns of behaviour that is our culture(S). Evidence of this might be reflected in the whole organisation or society, community or just one of its sub sets.
So what’s brought this on?
Men in India who rape and/or murder because they can.
It’s an expression of power over others, reflects a degraded system, where there are few societal or personal restraints with limited accountability and recourse.
I wouldn’t want to colour a whole nation and it’s culture from individual incidents. After all I love this place and it’s people because it’s so open, friendly, easy-going, accepting contradiction, paradox and incredible diversity BUT there are limits.
This must however be seen, and highlighted as completely unacceptable. If we don’t, we’re also monsters.
We should hang our heads in shame.
Those in power whether politicians, police, whoever they, have a heavy responsibility to ensure their words, actions, inactions do not encourage or condone or create the monsters in our midst. Unfortunately the increase in these actions is also a consequence of political movements.