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May 23, 2007
Perhaps misanthropy is one of the fundamental psychological drivers for the masochist. This seems counter-intuitive: isnít it more likely that sadists would be misanthropes? Maybe. But sometimes I see in the sadist something more like exuberant delight in others, whereas the yielding of the submissive contains a powerful torque which turns the power gradient around and justifies the misanthrope in his misanthropy. I know you want to beat, abuse and use me. I know you donít care about my feelings. I know you think Iím inferior to you. I was right all along. And that gives me intense pleasure.