Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Friday, January 27, 2006

The Nature of Man

Viktor Frankl opined that there are only two species of humans, the decent and the indecent. That must really grate on the rose tinted glasses crowd that feels (note the emotion; that’s a clue as to whom I refer) that man is basically good. It’s such utter nonsense that it defies logic how anyone could hold the view. But, they do.

Bookworm has written a great post on The Danger of the Anne Frank Syndrome and the idiocy of the everybody is basically good philosophy.