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Why Does People Kill So Easily?

Updated on December 15, 2014
The First mourning -- Adam and Eve mourn Abel's death
The First mourning -- Adam and Eve mourn Abel's death | Source

After ISIS, Boston Bombing and the Sidney Hostage Stand off..

"An eye from an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

We have been roaming on this Planet for a few minutes in galactic time; It’s believed that humans originated about 200,000 years ago in the Middle Paleolithic period in Southern Africa, right where our friend Martie C. lives.

Roughly we have 5,000 generations behind us...and that is nothing compared with creation. Paleontologists worry about dates and excavations, but where this evilness really came from?

We are dust and shall return to dust... there is a hidden origin for evil beyond the scriptures. Were we tainted souls from stellar aliens that were casted down on earth?

Cain killed Abel and didn't have remorse at all. We are prone to kill easily if every one is doing it. Some feel that unequivocally thrill by taking someone's life.

Not even the Biggs boson was able to stop us from killing each other. There is an internal contaminated feeling that ticks every second, ready to wake up our demons and make us inflict harm to others and to ourselves.

The Massacre at Saint Bartholomew, 1572
The Massacre at Saint Bartholomew, 1572 | Source

The Spanish Inquisition, the massacre of Native Americans by the Puritans, The Huguenots and the crusades.

We as humans have killed in the name of God's Glorified name. From that Inquisition, that was a forerunner from the S.S. Gestapo, to the desecration and annihilation of our American Indians. We felt as though we had the right to kill in the name of Religion. Crusaders did take Jerusalem paying a big price. Huguenots were almost exterminated on that august 24th of 1572 (Saint Bartholomew)... feels like we were there for sure.

The feeling is just devastating: swords and daggers being inflicted on the enemies of France. Blood turning the river into quintessential stench of hatred. The vision is just horrifying. Kids begging for their parents and being put to the sword like little dogs. All because the King's Mom ordered so...!

Auschwitz concentration camp, arrival of Hungarian Jews, Summer 1944
Auschwitz concentration camp, arrival of Hungarian Jews, Summer 1944 | Source
Adolf Hitler in Prague, March 15,1939
Adolf Hitler in Prague, March 15,1939 | Source

How could the Nazis be so cruel to kill Jews the way they did?

Hitler was here with a purpose; to reminds us that power, the damn power!! if given to a mentally ill (paranoid) person can harvest disastrous results. Later we will talk about Joseph Stalin who was born on December 21st 1879. Let's go back to Adolph. Younger brother died in 1900, father died in 1903 and mother in 1907. After 1914 and the end of World War I Hitler was already immersed in antisemitism.

At one point in his life, he thought the world, and inferior races, were against him. If we were in his shoes we would adapt our genes and our character to what the environment had to offer. Is curious to know that if there were Hitlers before, they weren't as lucky as him.

He was at the right time and the right moment. Germans were left financially ruined after the Treaty of Versailles (1919). But Jewish adapted quickly and kept their autonomy. That was not well seen by the average German citizen... and Young Adolf who was already done writing his "Mein Kampf."

Joseph Stalin, 1936
Joseph Stalin, 1936 | Source

From the 1930s to the 1950s Stalin killed over 20,000,000 people in Russia

Can you imagine Stalin killing his people and being present at the Yalta summit? In today statistics, you will have to decimate entire states at the fast path of a million souls per year. We caught up with strong reason for Stalin's cruelty. He was atheist and first wife Ekaterina Svanidze died of tuberculosis in Stalin's arms. What were his premonitory words? after a few months of Marriage, 'Kato' died of tuberculosis. An atheist child lost his wife, who was only 22, in 1907. At her funeral, he said "This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her... died my last warm feelings for humanity."

Just lets check one moment in his troubled childhood: Imagine yourself a young Georgian (Russian) cobbler, from the town of Gori, At the age of seven, and contract smallpox which permanently will scar your face. Just remember, you are a Christmas baby in miserable conditions away from health-care and today's advancements. The year was 1885. So far we see a pattern: unfairness, bad luck and that rooting evilness seeding the worst thoughts against humanity.

The Choeng Ek killing fields,1979. Atrocities from the Khmar Rouge.
The Choeng Ek killing fields,1979. Atrocities from the Khmar Rouge. | Source
Pol-pot in exile
Pol-pot in exile | Source

Circa 1976-79: Pol Pot killed over 2,000,000 people in Cambodia

Born Saloth Sar, Pol Pot was a Cambodian Maoist revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until his death in 1998. He solely killed around 2.5 million Cambodians and Kampucheans in a three years tenure (1976-1979) as a prime Minister. The combined effects of forced labor, malnutrition, poor medical care, and executions resulted in the deaths of approximately 21% of the Cambodian population. Just think about it : the total population then was just above the 8 million milestone. Even though his family was rich by 1940s standards, Pol Pot was a lower than average student. He was into riches and saw a way out by joining in 1951, a communist cell in a secret organization known as the Cercle Marxiste. The time was right to get into politics and become a leader. Here we conclude that we can get lost to earthly ambitions if our goals are far reached, and... slightly we drift away from ethics and morality. Unfortunately is been rumored that he was poisoned in 1998, and his body was cremated immediately by a faction of the Khmer Rouge. Not brushing the eye for an eye... but sooner or later what goes up has to come down.

Pablo Escobar, Colombian Drug Lord. His empire amounted to $25 Billion dollars back in 93
Pablo Escobar, Colombian Drug Lord. His empire amounted to $25 Billion dollars back in 93 | Source

The Drug Cartels -- Colombia and Mexico

Put Arms, logistics and ideology to a group of young aspiring leaders and add drugs and.. corruption on the Government, and you will see desperate kids trying to emulate Al Pacino on Scarface(1983). Just think of the biggest consumer of the World and some 'Iran-Contras affair tossed here and there. Just try to help Panamanian leaders like Noriega or Moammar Gaddafi.

Just recently Erick Holder and his "fast and furious" made the news Do you want to taste that soup? Are we in big trouble? Are we teaching our young generation with the example? Is the love for the money the root of evil? Just check our History and sense the need for more and the good feeling of being on the top, even if we have to get rid of aspirations and remarkable good deeds from our legitimate peers like Abel.

Scareface, 1983
Scareface, 1983 | Source

Why do they kill So Easily?

Just think of a fed up postal worker, a poor geek being teased. An illegal immigrant being mocked by his accent. On the other side of the world, feel poverty and despair from a mother raising four or more kids on her own. She can do so much but just.. check into the mind of a child who is facing an unfair world. Third World country's challenges are compounded by a judicial system that is poorly equipped to handle complex criminal prosecutions.

Back home think of the 'Son of Sam' David Richard Berkowitz, and Jeffrey Dahmer, who died mysteriously on Nov. 28 1994. "Okay the trustees guards will look the other way." Comes to our mind sequentially... names like The Unabomber Ted Kaczynski , or Timothy James McVeigh (he was bullied).

There was a point of no return in their minds. They knew it was wrong, but they did it anyway. Some felt pleasure and some just felt the evil from those 5,000 generations behind us. Evilness will die, when we disappear from earth, just simple. Besides that famous Biggs boson there was a force represented by Satan or that Devil. Just tell your wife, you cheated on her, and all her bosons and evil magnetic quanta will take care of you. We are just Humans, not perfect and prone to deviate from reasoning and common sense. Shoot! We killed some time writing this piece!!

Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

"The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind..!"

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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Michelle Travis, only God knows what was in their minds. And God knows why he let it happen. That's the horrific truth! Thanks! Your visit honored us!

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    Michele Travis 

    9 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

    Sometimes strange things get stranger. Like with the concentration camps, some people deny they ever existed. But, Hitler's was not the only one. Those who committed the mass murders in your hub did start with a sad existence, but could they have also had a connection with the devil? I just don't know.

    Great hub.

    Voted up.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York


    The sad truth is that this is an everyday event with some shades of gray. We see it on the News and watch in awe. Thanks for your comments and support!

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    Danson Wachira 

    9 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    Very disturbing but then it is the reality. Great article, voted up.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Isaiah Negron,

    Most of these mass murderers began a sad existence and it shows how deep a human mind can fall and take away millions with his insanity. Thanks for reading our work.


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    Isaiah Negron 

    9 years ago from New York City, NY

    This is a very interesting piece. I like that you took a moment to go into their viewpoint and see possibly what it was that made these people tick... and then go off the deep end. Really fascinating for such a somber topic.

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    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Maria Jordan,

    If we add other serial murderers and killers, I think we would be miserable. We fear another attack from extremists and somewhere another leader like Hitler is making use of power just to decimate innocent lives. Thanks Maria!

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    Maria Jordan 

    9 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    What a heavy and sad subject... this is one that readily wakes me up at night.

    It is hard to fathom through the ages the evil that man has inflicted on each other. When I read about Stalin and how he 'turned' with the death of his young bride, I remember that we all have motivation for our behavior.

    Thank you, LORD, for this comprehensive look at some examples through history who are reminders of how we must never behave. I still pray for goodness to overpower these dark forces.

    Voted UP & UABI. Hugs, Maria

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Kj Force,

    Whether they are born without a soul or with that tainted sin, we should be aware of their presence. Unfortunately they can be members of our own family. Sad.. but the truth will set anyone free. Thanks for the thought provoking comment.


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    9 years ago from Florida

    lord de cross..saddly most humans who kill, are born without a soul...they have no empathy or is meaningless to them. There are issues

    of chemistry malfunctions occurring in these types of people that we will never understand...

    Thanks for sharing a well written Hub.....

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York


    The Bible was taught as you know. And believers and not so believers are not to change the script. Unless you are agnostic. There are so many questions unanswered on the Book of Books. But, I agree with evil is in us. At any minute a whole country will attack another in retalation without even thinking on the future consequences. look at Israel and Palestine. You have dropped an interesting side..that could easily explain the reasons of our tainted heart. Thanks Cardisa!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York


    The subject is prone to criticism and antagonistic response. The world has not getting any better from the beginning of life. Thanks for dropping by!

    @Morning Debbie, Thanks for commenting. Our love for history help us a lot. We did our research as usual. Actually we were surprised by finding lots of thoughts for pondering. Great to see you Debbie. Blessings

    @Nextflixreviews, you are perfectly right. Propaganda, hatred and open antisemitism did the rest. We hope this won't happen again. Just checking on some countries, which might be endangering our own existence.

    @ Ghost38, Your opinions are certanly appreciated. We have our side that claims that we were here before. Because at times it felt as though we were in places, we never thought of. All I know is the Universe is expanding and energy never gets destroyed, so what you state makes lots of sense. But let's see what we will be able to achieve as a society that is exterminating itself.


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    Carolee Samuda 

    9 years ago from Jamaica

    You started off the piece on the right foot with Cain and Abel. How did Abel kill his brother so easily an without any remorse? I strongly believe that Cain was the seed of Satan. I will explain.

    I honestly believe that the "apple" was not a physical fruit but a physical action. I believe that the forbidden fruit was sex through lust. When Satan met Eve in the garden he seduced her and so brought about the devil's seed Cain, hence the murderer.

    Some of us are the children of that seed and the evil is displayed in our actions. I love the little history you have written here and it begs to ask so many questions yet the answers are right there.

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    9 years ago

    I have a response to the title/question...but first must preface that by saying:

    I'm an Eckist by faith, that is, I believe in God but am not a Christian--and I also believe in karma & reincarnation.

    That said, it's my understanding that when a Soul first comes into human form (first human incarnation), the individual is usually not spiritually educated to any appreciable degree. He or she does not KNOW there are problems associated with living only for oneself, being cruel to others, etc...and so, with this low state of consciousness, it's possible to treat others as you have described in your Hub.

    As each of us takes on the learning that can only come through the School of Hard Knocks, however--not just in one lifetime, but through thousands or even millions of lives--we become more spiritually refined, sensitive, and aware. We become more capable of love and less capable of unthinking violence.

    Since that unfolding process takes immense amounts of time, however, there are always more not-so-evolved folks running around planet Earth than there are highly spiritual types. Thus the overall bleak history of mankind.

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    9 years ago from Somewhere in North America

    It became relatively easy for the Nazis to kill Jews because the regime had so dehumanized them.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    9 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    wow Lord... this is an awesome read... You are so good at research... I love reading your work. and learning from it.. thank you these hubs.. Blessings to you.. sharing


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    Bill Holland 

    9 years ago from Olympia, WA

    A bleak look at our history as humans! You did well with a subject that is not pleasant to write or read. Well done Lord!


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