Comment: Your individual case is rested.

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Your individual case is rested.

Do you know about ectropy?

If you are unaware, as other people appear to also be communicating to you, of other viewpoints, then your case is rested, in your own words.

As far as you are concerned men, meaning you, are bad.

I get that, I see that, and it is not my exclusive viewpoint to be able to see how your case is rested in the way you rest your case, since you rest your case in that way.

Men are bad, mankind is bad, in your own words "our 'drift' is not towards good", as YOU see it, so either YOU are "we", since it is YOUR exclusive perspective, or YOU are not "we", which is common among bad people.

Bad people say things like "men are bad", and therefore it takes me, a good person, to FILL IN THE BLANK, so as to save them bad people from themselves.

Bad people say things like "men are bad" so I am thereby excused for what I have done, what I am doing, and what I will do, since "men are bad", like me, for example, see, see how bad man are, see here, look at me.

I rest my case.

If the idea is to measure exactly how bad YOU are, then rest that case.

If the idea is to measure exactly how bad the person closest to you is, rest that case.

If the idea is to measure exactly how bad the person next closest to you is, rest that case.

Now you have 3 measures, add them up, exactly as bad as all 3 are, and rest that case.

If you want me to watch the news, and that will tell me exactly how bad men are, then I can do that, while I watch the news that is accurate, not false, and there is whole lot of good to see, if for no other reason than this:

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” –Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, 1775

So, supposing, a wild thing happened, and you heard what I just offered to you as my viewpoint, and suppose that you heed what I write to you, a wild thing, not likely to happen in a million years, since your case is all rested as you say, but suppose you measured your bad or goodness, and the next two people near you, you measure them up for good and bad too, and now you have 3 examples to compare.

Which one of those 3 are better or worse?

You.

The person right next to you.

The next closest person next to you.

3 to compare in the free market of bad people.

Add 3 more to the competition of who is exemplifying better or worse, adding or subtracting to total bad or goodness as such:

1.
Patrick Henry
2.
Jesus (or someone similarly known to be not as bad as most)
3.
Alexander Hamilton

Now, instead of lumping all of us into one pot, where we are all as bad as you and Alexander Hamilton, and those 2 people closest to you, not all of us are as bad as your lot, and "we" are not guilty of all the bad that your lot does, is there a possibility of you seeing, for once, that you aught to take responsibility for what happens, good or bad, provide for the bad, and work toward good?

If so, then what explains the decisions made by the individuals who are accountable for most of the bad things that happen?

Perhaps they have been reading The Prince, and taking that to be a recipe for "providing for" the case they are resting.

Joe