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17th Sep '16 6:45:43 PM Fireblood
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* In ''The Gameshow'' episode of the Creator/DerrenBrown TV series ''The Experiments'', the audience are encouraged to put on a "Phantom" mask and vote the outcome of the night of a unsuspecting volunteer. Many of them voted negatively to the point where they wished the mark be kidnapped right after putting him though roughing, being overcharged, accused of a shoplifting, getting fired, and downright thrashing his apartment.

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* In ''The Gameshow'' episode of the Creator/DerrenBrown TV series ''The Experiments'', the audience are encouraged to put on a "Phantom" mask and vote the outcome of the night of a an unsuspecting volunteer. Many of them voted negatively to the point where they wished the mark be kidnapped right after putting him though roughing, roughing up, being overcharged, accused of a shoplifting, getting fired, and downright thrashing trashing his apartment.apartment.
* ''{{Series/Delete}}'': AI accuses humans of being unworthy to live as a result of our various misdeeds.
10th Sep '16 1:20:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Hinduism}} has four different ages called Yugas that cycle continuously. The amount of virtue or vice among humans depends on the age. Currenlty, we are living in the worst age where vice reigns supreme.

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* {{Hinduism}} UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} has four different ages called Yugas that cycle continuously. The amount of virtue or vice among humans depends on the age. Currenlty, we are living in the worst age where vice reigns supreme.
4th Sep '16 12:40:16 AM Mhazard
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** Xun Zi, despite being a Confucian Philospher, [[{{Foil}} carries the opposite belief]] of [[RousseauWasRight Meng Zi]] and suggests that humans are inherently evil, lustful and lawless, and they require rules and standards to become good. He also suggested that humanity should take control on their desires.

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** * Xun Zi, despite being a Confucian Philospher, [[{{Foil}} carries the opposite belief]] of [[RousseauWasRight Meng Zi]] and suggests that humans are inherently evil, lustful and lawless, and they require rules laws and standards to become good. He also suggested that humanity should take control on their desires.desires and instincts.
4th Sep '16 12:38:41 AM Mhazard
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** Xun Zi, despite being a Confucian Philospher, [[{{Foil}} carries the opposite belief]] of [[RousseauWasRight Meng Zi]] and suggests that humans are inherently evil, lustful and lawless, and they require rules and standards to become good. He also suggested that humanity should take control on their desires.
24th Jul '16 10:36:39 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cell}}'' one character described humans thusly "At the bottom, you see, we are not Homo sapiens at all. Our core is madness. The prime directive is murder. What [[CharlesDarwin Darwin]] was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle."

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cell}}'' one character described humans thusly "At the bottom, you see, we are not Homo sapiens at all. Our core is madness. The prime directive is murder. What [[CharlesDarwin [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle."



* MarkTwain's satirical essay ''The Lowest Animal'' takes the claim that humans are the "reasoning animal" and totally destroys it by showing mankind's hatred towards each other and everything else.

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* MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's satirical essay ''The Lowest Animal'' takes the claim that humans are the "reasoning animal" and totally destroys it by showing mankind's hatred towards each other and everything else.
23rd Jul '16 9:04:49 PM YasminPerry
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** Twain also argued for the (continued) genocide of the Native Americans, on the basis that the white man had lied and betrayed and screwed them so many times, and so thoroughly, that they would (justifiably) never trust whites again. Therefore, the only course of action left was to give up any remaining illusions of not being utter bastards, and finish what they'd started.

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** Twain also sarcastically argued for the (continued) genocide of the Native Americans, on the basis that the white man had lied and betrayed and screwed them so many times, and so thoroughly, that they would (justifiably) never trust whites again. Therefore, the only course of action left was to give up any remaining illusions of not being utter bastards, and finish what they'd started.
17th Jul '16 6:51:07 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In several of the many crossovers between Creator/MarvelComics and Creator/DCComics, the heroes from the DC universe -- especially Superman -- often view the heroes of the Marvel Universe as a bunch of arrogant, cynical jack-holes who can't be bothered to try and make the world a better place, while the Marvel heroes -- especially Captain America -- often view the DC heroes as a bunch of arogant, idealistic jack-holes who have somehow convinced the proles to worship them as demigods. In either case, they view the other ones as bastards.
16th Jul '16 4:13:16 AM JackG
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* "A Hunger in the Soul" by Creator/MikeResnick has an adventurer-journalist abusing and eventually murdering the native inhabitants of an alien world in his quest to find a missing doctor who has developed the cure for a disease ravishing human civilisation. He eventually finds the doctor who has no intention of handing over the cure, having decided from the journalist's actions that humanity deserves everything it gets.
10th Jul '16 5:05:02 AM thatmadork
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* George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is this trope taken UpToEleven. The world was destroyed in a nuclear war and all that's left is three warring super-states all run by totalitarian governments who all seek to control every aspect of their citizens lives and completely eliminate love, freedom, happiness and rebellion as concepts in the human psyche, and if anyone anywhere shows any hint of these ideas, the government arrest them, torture them and MindRape them until they are an EmptyShell who only love the government, and then the government executes them and [[{{Unperson}} wipes out all memory of them]]. This speech by the BigBad should sum it up:
-->''"Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic {{Utopia}}s that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy everything. Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution. We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always do not forget this, Winston always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face for ever."''
15th Jun '16 11:26:43 AM Spaghetti7345
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*** Subverted by the fact that the film's BigBad (Sebastian Shaw) is a mutant, as are his followers, so humans don't hold a monopoly on being bastards here.



*** Subverted by the fact that the film's BigBad (Sebastian Shaw) is a mutant, as are his followers, so humans don't hold a monopoly on being bastards here.
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