Behead: (v) to cut off the head of someone, typically as a form of execution.
There are certain behaviors that foretell of tragedy.
In the moment the perpetrators may seem dominant, but they are doomed to be overthrown by the common sense and grace of history.
They are characterized by certain attitudes which lend themselves to the arrogance of superiority, leaving the executioners vulnerable to plot and mayhem.
One of the obvious candidates for this path of disaster is a culture which beheads human beings.
Although beheading is the final stage in a lunacy which is borne out through those who are moon-struck by stupidity, any culture will behead its enemies once it accepts three ridiculous premises:
- We are superior.
- God is on our side.
- It is our mission to rule the world.
If any group of people adheres to these three nasty tenets, they will grab the sword and freely eviscerate innocent people.
So instead of looking at the atrocity of beheadings, we should look at what causes all of us mortals to lose our heads.
Without this revelation … we are one excited idea from becoming murderers.