Making wild connections

From Fred Clark’s post at the Slacktivist, Victor Hugo’s theory for why the rich resent the poor:

Hugo offers a theory: The fear of suffering can fester into an aversion for all who suffer. Those who suffer are a reminder of the thing we fear. And so we come to resent those who suffer, and therefore we seek to punish them.

Unless of course we become that which we fear. Then we see the light, and demand change!

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