Misdirected revenge still feels like justice

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/misdirected-vengeance-can-still-feel-just/

“Instead a phenomenon occurs that psychologists call “displaced revenge,” where avengers target a proxy—someone akin to the original transgressor. A new study finds that displaced revenge is sweeter when the target seems to belong to the same group as the wrongdoer.”

Wrath, a sin.

“Across all experiments, avengers reported higher feelings of justice-related satisfaction against more closely tied people.”

Traitors get it first. I guess it’s a form of stoppering, like a cork or a spanner in a cog. You prevent the spread of traitor-ism, whatever that may be.

Sorry to quote MIND, I know it’s MSM but also niche and I read it for work.

 

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