Thursday, September 3, 2015

cruelty heaped on cruelty

Since within unspeakable, self-absorbed cruelty there always seems to be another-and-another-and-another cruelty, I wonder if there is likewise another, greater kindness within great kindnesses. Whether the answer is yes or no, Arquimedes Puccio seems to have set a personalized standard for cruelty.
The story of the Puccio family, whose members abducted wealthy Argentines for ransom and hid them in their house before killing them, is making [made for the movies] headlines again, 30 years after their convictions....
It was 1985 and Argentina was coming to grips with its newly restored democracy.
Secrets were slowly emerging after seven years of military rule during which as many as 30,000 people had been forcibly disappeared.
But the story of one family shocked the country. -- BBC

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