ABED wrote: ↑Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:41 pmWe've had this EXACT conversation. I have ZERO interest in doing it again, in large part because I believe your conception of self esteem to be way off base. The second article uses self esteem in that BS way they talked to kids about in school. It amounted to little more than "feel good about yourself".
I'm going to take a gander and say that this person is the banned zarmack user ban evading.That person got banned for using an alternate account and their posting style was nearly identical to rulers; diving their arguments with numbers and so on. Also ruler's account seems to have been created a day after zarmack got banned. I'll let the mods figure that out.but that is a HELL of a coincidence because I've had this exact conversation with someone and they linked to the same sort of articles, and made the same sort of argument. And they even used that same line about the idea that violence stemming from low self esteem is a disastrous myth.
On topic though no. As ABED pointed out villains in this series don't really try to justify their actions as being for the greater good. The only exception being Zamas.