By Caroline Aguiar
A false Grid is “a belief system” (1) shared by many, perhaps even by many cultures, which spreads throughout societies and affects our way of being, thinking and perceiving.
An example of this came to me yesterday while I watched, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” a movie about the Nazi Regime during World War II where eight year-old Bruno, the son of the “Comondante” in charge of a concentration camp, and the extermination of Jews held within this particular camp, who secretly befriends a Jewish boy of his same age.
During the movie, the Comondante tells his son, “Jews are the enemy. They’re not people. They’re nothing, but animals, and they didn’t deserve to exist in the world”. Young Bruno sensed there was something wrong with his fathers reasoning which leads to the final events of the movie that I won’t tell you about in case you haven’t seen it. Continue reading