[LMB] Elena on Barrayar
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Mon Nov 15 17:11:16 GMT 2010
--- On Mon, 11/15/10, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> What happens when a politician's policies creates a war
> that kills a hundred thousand innocent
> people? Is such a politician a sociopathic
> killer? History is full of examples of
> this. Or is it different when the killing is by
I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you asking if killing vast numbers of people is wrong? I certainly think so - but then, I'm a pacifist, so I'm intolerant of such things in general. I think all killing is wrong, unless for food.
Are you asking for a definition of the word 'sociopath'?
so·ci·o·path (ss--pth, -sh-) n.
One who is affected with a personality disorder marked by antisocial behavior.
Also: (Psychiatry) another name for psychopath
–noun Psychiatry . a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Pick your preferred definition - where would you draw the line?
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