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Is Brutality Better Than Nothing?

Explore, what is brutality? It doesn’t belong to nature because nature can’t be brute, nature can’t be good or evil, it can’t be more or less refined. Nature is the pre-established condition that humans and other creatures find themselves in. Brutality is consciousness. Brutality is human. The brute is a human who has descended below his state of humanity; a human who grunts because he can’t speak, who creates violence because he can’t create love. But the horrible human is still human and history is not short of powerful brutes. What is a brute then, if not a human nor an animal? What is brutality? When a man can’t create love what can he do but grunt? What can he do but produce violence? We must ask ourselves, then, is brutality better than nothing? Is a grunt, better than silence?

  • This is confusing. Brutal as related to what? How it is presented in a TV show, or on the news? There needs to be a focus here. – Joseph Cernik 3 years ago
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  • I would explain the ideologies specifically behind your topic. What is good and what is evil? What is brutality and what is peace? These ideological questions can make for great conversation. – BMartin43 3 years ago
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  • This is an interesting philosophical question but could also be a deep analysis on brutality as shown in film. That's where I thought it was going to go from the title, and an article like that fits the site really well. Movies have been getting more and more brutal in what they depict. Is it better to see something brutal on screen, or nothing? Which has more success and how has the shift in film recent affected us? – Slaidey 3 years ago
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  • I think it is the notion of gratuitous violence and how much that dominates in actions as well as words. – Munjeera 3 years ago
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