"Why so much hostility? First, you don't have to go in.
More importantly, why is this level of anger not directed at actual rapists? Years ago I lived near 180 and Broadway in NYC. That's a Rape Tunnel. If you go there there will be a guy waiting to rape you.....But no one is taking the A train north to kill that guy. In fact, you've basically accepted his existence, you've ceded that entire neighborhood to him. You don't like him, of course, but you don't hate him, you just put him out of your mind, you put that entire area out of your mind. Meanwhile, this artist, an ordinary man, who is only raping volunteers, who has not actually raped anyone-- that guy needs AIDS."
"First, the rage comes because this guy is weaker than us. When we feel safe, when we're not afraid (of him), we're free to explode in rage. (That's why there's road rage and not elevator rage.)
In every horror movie I have ever watched, no one, neither characters nor audience, hated the killer. They're too afraid to hate. In fact, sometimes they side with the killer-- think of an audience of teen boys laughing at the funny/horrifying way the victim was butchered. (And, in reverse: only when they start to hate, when they feel the rage, do they become powerful enough to kill the killer.)"
"V. How To Rape Everyone At Once
There's a lesson here.
If you're running, say, a newspaper, and want the population to fear someone, you focus on identity and offer no other details not consistent with that identity; you fix the identity as primary. You don't describe him, you declare him.
To make people hate someone, start from fear but then attack the identity. Offer otherwise irrelevant information that puts them not in a negative light-- too obvious-- but in a contrasting light. "
"Fear assumes limitless possibilities: the thing you fear has infinite power, infinite resources, infinite resolve, unknown identity.
Hate comes when you know them.
Cyril Connolly did not say, "if it bleeds, we can kill it." But he should have."
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