FACES OF THE ENEMY (CREATING THE PERCEPTION OF EVIL)
- What is an enemy? “Other” “Them”
- What “faces” do not appear? Not inanimate objects
- What EMOTIONS are relevant? Anger, Disgust, fear
- Is the ENEMY always evil? No.
- Is the ENEMY always HATED? No.
Someone blocking your goal, you get angry, and you respond by pushing back [SELF
Putting the others down OTHER
Running away from the other
The initial reaction of fear is being afraid but the secondary is anger
o ANGER, DISGUST AND FEAR can all activate HATRED.
o Hatred’s goal is eliminating/ killing/ destroying the Other
o The more the enemy is different, the more the enemy is wanted to be dehumanized
“Human like me” enemies
o “Worthy Opponent”
Have healthy respect to his/her opponent’s abilities
o What emotions are relevant?
o =ANGER; symbolic disgust (things that contaminate the souls, things that you don’t want to see; talking
about immoral deeds not objects)
The angry lady on the film (if world was not corrupted, contaminated, everything would be fine)