Later, her work was criticized by psychologists, who believe that evil cannot be banal – that in fact, anyone who condones something terrible is aware that it’s terrible, but they justify their actions because they are, in fact, evil.
I have always thought that evil is rarely presented to us on silver platter, but rather is offered subtly, liberally peppered inside an ordinary meal. Evil lives and breathes beside you; it sits next to you on the bus, it offers you a breath mint, it may even pay for dinner.
Watch out for evil, dear readers, for it catches you unawares. Its countenance is benign. Its acts are shameful. It believes in itself. This makes it dangerous.
To evil, Lexi Chihuahua says:
Lexi Chihuahua knows not evil, and is the product of Good. One of our volunteers, Dove (the owner of Happy Dogs Walking, a very excellent dog walking company – please check them out if you are looking for a dogwalker in the Lower Mainland) was in California recently, and had an extra crate in her van. She rescued Lexi from an overcrowded and underfunded animal control shelter and brought her back to Vancouver to find a better life, instead of certain death.
For many years, I thought I lacked confidence because I question my own motives at every turn. Now I know that when people want to be Good, when people care about the consequences of their acts and when they genuinely desire to achieve Good for themselves and for others, they must question their motives. They have no choice. Because otherwise, they may fall victim to evil. Good people are not saints, they are just ordinary people fighting the banality of the evil that wants them on their side.
DO. NO. HARM.
Learn it, live it, embrace it.
And by doG, support the people who do Good.
But nothing stopped them from sterilizing over 200 animals that week, reducing the future animal population immensely while improving the quality of life for everyone on the Island..
While our initial worries were whether or not we would be accepted (would the people of Corn Island want their dogs “emasculated”?….would they be suspicious of a group of gringos in green “scrubs” messing with their pets?) we were pleased to be wrong. Casa Lupita was lauded by the Island elders who noted that finally someone cared to help Little Corn Island…a place usually last in line for any kind of help.
BUILDING NEW HOPE
106 Overton Lane, Pittsburgh PA, 15217
Or by paypal on their website.
Don’t forget to read Finn’s blog as she travels to the Corn Islands to do some Good.
This weekend I got to canoodle with the poodles, the very very famous poodles … including this year’s AAC Regional 10″ Veterans Champion, ABIES.
For years Tracey has been telling Tweed to “run like a poodle.” Looks like he should have listened!!
Shut up Food Lady. You bore me.
Oh, you’re bored? Can I solve this problem for you?
If you like, I can make Miss Piper *extremely* angry.
OR I could torment The Woo
For his heroic efforts, the Sofa received a Poodle Blessing.
And as reward, he was given a Mini Me. Which promptly ran away. Even his own Mini Me finds his relentless enthusiasm kind of annoying.
COME BACK, MINI ME!!!
Was someone philosophizing on evil? I felt summoned.
As for your Food Lady, she has been very busy, but promises to try to to update the blog more often. There are many photos in the world that are begging to be taken.