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Posted by Mario Dovalina on June 18, 2003 04:05:00 UTC

"Got ya being soft"

Lol, Harv, when you catch me being soft, you'll definitely know it. Like now, for instance. :)

I have a non-negligable amount of cynicism and bitterness toward the human species. I look at the human condition on a daily basis and feel deep despair and deep empathy. I look at people murdering their neighbors, I look at people starving on fertile land because the local warlords won't allow farming since it would decentralize their authority which lies in the distribution of food, I see people tortured, persecuted, and executed because of a difference of interpretation in one line of a holy book, I see hollow air in the place where two buildings once stood in New York City, and I feel a profound sense of humanity's directionlessness and the suppressed internal agony that makes us lash out at our fellow man. If I could somehow have the power to allay even a small portion of the woes of man by taking a terrible step myself to do so, even if I never forgave myself and never psychologically recovered..... I honestly don't know. But my desperate sympathy for humans runs very deep, and if some of the damage could be reversed, if I could prevent the formation of concentration camps or gulags, if I could even save the lives of a few hostages in a bank somewhere, there is a chance that I would take the opportunity. But again, I don't know.

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