VAT: Learning from experience

Some years back I viewed a documentary movie about the brutalities of the “Dirty War” in Argentina (1976 – 83) when as many as 30,000 people disappeared through state sponsored terrorism. One woman interviewed was a rare survivor who resettled in France. In the interview she was asked how she felt about the perpetrators, “you must hate them” suggested the interviewer. “No” she said, “I don’t hate them, I fear them.” She learned from her experience whom to avoid but as she was essentially happy she was free from traumatic memories; able to go forward without looking back.