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Date Posted: Sat July 26, 2008 17:43:44
Subject: You know..
In reply to:
's message, "I think..." on Sat July 19, 2008 08:14:48
The whole killing off bad people to survive really reminds me a lot of the anime/manga Death Note.
I suppose it all depends on the vampire's outlook. If they do it as a means of survival and ridding society of the "evil", they will probably be able to rationalize it and probably desensitize themselves to it over time.
If there are vampires that look at it as their job to rid evil and make the world a better place, then they're noticing the world is still rotting, and their view of evil changes to that of eliminating all unecessary people, well you can see where a thing like that could cause a problem.
The question is asked: what gives them the right to be able to discern who is evil and who is not? People's view on evil differs.
An example: The American hostage situation in Iran way back in the day (1970s I think it was), stemmed from the fact that the CIA made sure the Shah came back into power in the 50s after they were run out by Iran. Many people thought Iran was evil for doing what they did (taking US people as hostages among other people), but did we not deserve it?
I am curious though to the extent of the vampire's mind reading of humans. I remember that Trevor said that (when reading some human) the guy was cheating on his wife with a 16 or 18 year old girl. Can he go farther into the guy's thoughts? Delve deep down and find out why he'd cheat on her? Perhaps she became unfaithful first and who knows, you know what I'm saying? If they're able to read everything like an open book, then that pretty much goes out the window. If they are able to discern 100% that yeah, this person is evil, who cannot change with some counciling or a good scare, then alright.
I'm all for killing evil people, but I'm trying to play Devil's Advocate. It's not like everyone you meet is a druggy, who steals, or who beats their families.
It'd be really interesting if Justin wasn't able to find someone "evil/bad". Say he was in a tough fight, lost quite a bit of blood (almost like the third feeding), now he's searching desperately for someone who fits the description above, yet he cannot.
Would he rationalize killing some straight 'A' student if he was running out of time? It'd be a very interesting thing to watch.
To be able to pass such judgement, it's a suprise that there's not more of extreme cases where one gets a sort of God complex and goes berserk.
Knowing myself, I wouldn't be happy to have been "Crossed over" (though I'd take it over being a snack, but I'd bide my time), and I'd probably do whatever I had to do to make sure the others payed for it, and try to rid the world of other like evil. If I wanted to stay as strong as possible, I'd have to make sure I'd be feed before I started to get dehabilitatingly hungry.
Hope this helped.
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