In this YouTube video, Machiavelli is compared to the christian norms. However, the christian norms are meant to ‘dampen’, they are not meant to be descriptive of natural behaviour.

In real life, it is not smart to disregard your own personal interests when helping others. You have to take care of yourself, your family, and your communities first. Therefore, the image portrayed below is quite normal, apart from it being far too violent. It is not the behaviour itself which is abnormal, but the scale on which it is displayed.

It is also mentioned in my quran translation.

© Koos Swart 2013