Re: Horcrux Question: Why is Voldemort so DUMB?
- From: "septithol" <septithol@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 13 Jul 2006 22:50:59 -0700
Addressing a few issues here:
Voldemort is not so much "dumb" as extremely powerful and extremely
arrogant. And he WANTS the wizarding world to be absolutely terrified of
him, (Mission acomplished.)
I would say that arrogance which creates enemies who have even a SLIGHT
chance of killing you qualifies as 'dumb'. I am reminded of an article
I once read where a sci-fi writer speculated on the possibility of
aliens that performed various experiments on people without their
consent. He said that he was not certain whether such aliens existed,
but if they did, they had proven by their actions that they were
enemies of the human species; and although he might currently be
powerless to do anything about such aliens (if they existed), they
would do well to hope that in the future HE DIDN"T FIND A WAY TO KILL
Remember, the mere subject is consdered taboo and
making of a horcrux is EXTREMELY Dark magic!
I'm not entirely certain as to WHY this should be. If one wizard
murders another, the victim is no more, nor less, nor otherwise dead if
the murderer creates a Horcrux, than if he does not create a Horcrux.
Frankly, given that mutilating your own soul is a rather foolish act in
my opinion, any wizard who does so is simply performing the
metaphysical equivalent of hitting himself in the head with a hammer:
stupid and self-destructive, but hardly having anything to do with
anyone else. I quite fail to see any moral difference between killing
someone in order to steal a hammer from them, to steal money from them,
to create a Horcrux, or simply because you don't like them. The end
result is precisely the same from the victim's point of view. Now, if
you were to kill someone in a manner which destroyed the VICTIM's soul,
then you might argue that this is far worse than other means of
By the same token, the fact that a victim who was already dying might
be convinced for monetary reasons to let Lord Voldemort kill him, is
irrelevent to the question of whether Lord Voldemort commits the
killing as an act of murder, and feels sufficient hatred, or other
negative emotions while doing so to create a Horcrux. There are strange
men who hate women, and will pay money to prostitutes to let themselves
be brutalized by him. The fact that they are being paid does not alter
the fact that they are being treated in a hateful fashion. It does,
however, prevent them from going to the police, and therefore the man
does not end up in jail (unless he happens to be arrested by 3rd
parties who really have no business poking their nose into capitalistic
acts between consenting adults).
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