A few years ago local tv games show host Andrew O'Keefe, nephew of Mother's lust object singer the late Johnny O'Keefe, was filmed when drunkenly falling into a Chapel Street gutter with a cigarette in his hand.
O'Keefe is quite a high achiever by what I see on the tele box (I think that is Fen Speak) yet how interesting it was to see him humanised, fallible and susceptible to vices no less than the rest of us.
Perhaps in inanimate objects I like perfection but to be human is to fail at times. Our brains are huge and within our brains is not only what we have learnt, what is instinctive but our also emotions, our foibles and our weaknesses. The human brain is truly extraordinary, far above that of any other animal, yet in spite of that, it does not always work so well.
It sounds like I am about to establish an apologetic reason for Hitler's behaviour, but at least he and his cronies had conscious thought and it was a plan carefully thought out in an almost clever plan. Unfortunately for him, other clever brains stymied his efforts, eventually. Worse still is thrill kill. What on earth is in their brain that makes that happen?
Perhaps they have inferior brains, more akin to lower mammals, like the Australian dingo (a dog like creature) who once have sated their hunger by killing sheep, will continue to kill sheep, but not for the reason of hunger. They will abandon their dead prey and not return. Cats, not content to kill and eat, will slowly torture their prey to death.
(Well, that is interesting. I wonder what point I was going to get to? I must have been drunk)