Threat from self-delusion:
The monster of Norway, the Unabomber, the Oklahoma City Bomber, and the pilots of 9-11 airplanes all suffered from two extreme self-delusions:
a. That their actions would cause what they believed would be “positive global” effects,
b. That they were fulfilling a calling, a destiny for greatness, and would be admired/remembered for their actions.
Threat from rationality:
a. Our collective self-delusion that the world is or can be 100% rational – that the actions of madmen can be rationally explained and thus be somehow prevented in future.
b. No single person can carry out such madness, therefore there must be some secret group behind the horrendous act(s). http://amplify.com/u/a19n41
I have Posterous checked to automatically get my Amplify posts but nothing has posted since March 21, 2011 – anyone had similar experience or explanation? Thanks. http://amplify.com/u/a17j47
Rupert Murdock is closing News of the World in England over anger with his employees hacking dead soldier’s cell phones, as well as other people – including a girl who was murdered – all in name of getting “news.” He owns Fox News, Wall Street Journal and London Times – are they, or have they been hacking your phones, 9/11 first responders and victims cell phones, soldiers in Afghanistan? How far will Fox News owner go for profits and his interests over yours?