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Does Enjoying GRRM Make Us Sociopaths?


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But how does this square with the notion that torture and so forth are Bad Things, a notion Martin is clearly trying to promulgate? A modern, middle-class American liberal white man deliberately trying to enforce his view of the evils of pre-modern life upon the reader? Actual medieval peasants would hardly think torture, tyranny, rape, and war are the end of the world; today we think they require a lifetime of therapy to recover some. Who's the cultural imperialist here?

So, you're trying to argue that torturing people isn't wrong? Are you a troll?

Medieval peasants hardly thought torture, rape, and war were good things. There just wasn't much they could do about it.

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