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Add the "We are Q"s.

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File essays/We-are-Qs/Makefile

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+upload:
+	rsync -a -v --progress *.xhtml "$${HOMEPAGE_SSH_PATH}"/criminal-mind/
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+	firefox *.xhtml

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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
+<!DOCTYPE
+    html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
+    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
+<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en-US">
+<head>
+<title>The Criminal Mind</title>
+<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
+<meta name="author" content="Shlomi Fish" />
+<meta name="description" content="Shlomi Fish's Homepage" />
+<meta name="keywords" content="" />
+<link rel="stylesheet" href="./style.css" type="text/css" media="screen, projection" title="Normal" />
+<link rel="stylesheet" href="./print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />
+<style type="text/css">
+a:hover { background-color: palegreen;}
+</style>
+</head>
+<body>
+
+<h1>The Criminal Mind</h1>
+
+<p>
+Who has the Criminal Mind? And who does not? "The Criminal Mind" is a concept
+that is prevalent in the
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/philosophy/guide-to-neo-tech/">Neo-Tech</a>
+literature, and is used to describe this pattern of thought:
+</p>
+
+<ol>
+<li>Blaming other people, "society", or even the world at large for your
+own problems and failings</li>
+<li>Making many random character attacks, or even <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem">Ad hominem attacks</a></li>
+<li>Expecting people to do something unconditionally because they "love" you
+or accusing perfectly honest people of being "phony", just by being friendly,
+nice, tactful or even brutally sincere</li>
+<li>Projecting self-incompetence, while not learning anything from one's
+mistakes.</li>
+<li>Expecting one to be worthy of unearned wealth and love without having to
+do anything about it.</li>
+<li>Projecting self-righteousness and the believe that all criticisms people
+pass against you are invalid because "I'm a good/experienced/'totally awesome'
+guy" and you're not.</li>
+<li>Being extremely needy, and non-independent</li>
+</ol>
+
+<p>
+So who is the Criminal Mind? And who is the innocent value producer? Let's 
+try to find out.
+</p>
+
+<h2>Cleopatra VII</h2>
+
+<p>
+The Macedonian princess 
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_VII">Cleopatra VII</a>, who
+became the queen of England, is the famous “Cleopatra” whom many people 
+believe to be Egyptian. I consider her to be the most Evil woman in history.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+She was manipulative, dependent, and while beautiful had a talent for making
+great men fall in "love" with her, and she caused untold damages to her 
+countries. But men did not really fall in love with her - they just pitified
+her and were sorry for her, and did not love her, and they decided that because
+she was such a needy thing, they'll take her under her custody. 
+This is the way things are with many criminal mind people. They make a person
+feel sorry for them, while being incredibly destructive.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+We must understand that to further analyse the criminal minds.
+</p>
+
+<h2>Milady de-Winter</h2>
+
+<p>
+Alexander Dumas Sr.'s highly recommended classic
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers">The Three Musketeers</a>
+tells the story of three musketeers and D'Artagnan, a young, inexperienced
+yet incredibly competent swordsman - all of whom are good people. Yet, the
+main antagonist in the story is the formidable 
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milady_de_Winter">Milady de Winter</a>,
+a criminal master mind, who always seem to get herself out of trouble on her
+own. 
+</p>
+
+<p>
+I used to think Milady was the epitome of evil, but now I realise I was wrong.
+In fact, despite Dumas' burning desire for the contrary, a woman of Milady's
+competence and independence, simply <b>could not</b> have been a criminal mind
+in real life. Instead, she would be a strong, honest, independent, sexy woman,
+whom many men would fall for. It is possible that Dumas was reflecting upon
+the 19th century general belief that women should be subordinate to their
+husbands, and that independent and assertive women were treacherous, but in
+21st centuries eyes, he was doing competent and strong women a disservice.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+In fact, the real villainess in the story was the queen of France, who expected
+her husband, Louis XIII to love her despite her own incompetence. What really
+happened was that Louis XIII was a honest man, whom after trying some times
+to make his wife less needy and more independent, gave up on her, hated her,
+and did not hesitate to hide the fact from her.
+</p>
+
+<h2>Saladin</h2>
+
+<p>
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saladin">Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb</a>
+, better known in the western world as Saladin, was a Muslim ruler who rescued 
+Palestine and the
+rest of the levant, from the clutches of the Catholic Christians crusaders.
+He was widely considered as one of the most noble and most honest of rulers
+in history, at a time and condition when people were expected to be much less
+noble (similar 
+to the Biblical “Noah was a righteous man in his generation” assertion which
+is ambiguous.). His very actions convey the honesty in his mind.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Saladin rejected the “Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” dogma of
+the Jewish torah, and instead focused on saving lives, and being merciful
+of competent people whom he felt an admiration for their combat and other
+skills. This is true justice. Whenever I feel that someone has wronged me,
+I don't try to “punish” him, but rather either avoid them temporarily,
+tell them what I think, or just sustain the damage, or be tactful about that.
+That's one reason why I prefer 
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permissive_free_software_licence">permissive style licences</a> -
+because I'm aiming to be noble and I'm not a petty man.
+</p>
+
+
+</body>
+</html>