In the news: A Giants fan was brutally beaten up at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and is now recovering in the hospital.
Some people commented, "I just can't understand it. It goes way beyond the traditional rivalry."
Well I can understand it. The thugs who did the beating are the same kind of thugs as the ones who joined Hitler's Brown-Shirts and went around beating up Jews in another decade. They were just getting their kicks by hurting somebody else.
We like to imagine that we are way above and beyond that kind of stuff now, but our "civilization" and "Christianity" is really just a very thin veneer covering some angry young apes. In fact, even our so-called "Fundamentalist Christianity" is just another example of such thuggism. It's just one gang of apes beating on another gang of apes.
On the bright side, it is encouraging that other people can be very, very good. It is amazing the range of possibilities that is available to humans. Some Medieval people believed that we had devils or angels inside of us. Sometimes, that doesn't seem to be too far off.