Few people actually take any side. I don’t mind if they don’t take a side about everything, but I wish they took a side about at least one thing.
The widespread pretension of dearly caring about an idea, is bothering me.
Hmm, there is one thing we can expect people to care dearly about: opposing people who take a side. That care is legitimate. No pretension about it.
Joker was partially right – “their morals, their “code”… it’s a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these uh, these “civilized people,” they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.”
Except of course, I don’t think these “civilized people” will hate anyone enough to eat them. They will however pretend to hate someone enough to eat them. The need to pretend of course will have to be generated by a Dear Leader who will make it fashionable to hate and eat their own kind.