Sunday, 21 September 2008
Bloodlines and Breeding - Part 2 (AP)
Konrad Lorenz - On Aggression, 1967 p/b - Chapter X, Rats:
There is a type of social organization characterised by a form of aggression that we have not yet encountered: the collective aggression of one community against another. I will try to show how the misfunctioning of this social form of intra-specific aggression constitutes evil in the real sense of the word, and how the kind of social order now to be discussed represents a model in which we can see some of the dangers threatening ourselves.
In their behaviour towards members of their own community the animals here to be described are models of social virtue; but they change into horrible brutes as soon as they encounter members of any other society of their own species...