This 18th century painting from North India gives you an absolutely accurate picture of why this site exists. Violence has always been terrifyingly fascinating. From the earliest cave paintings to Darth Vader in Star Wars, it makes for the best storytelling and pictures. But there are very few stories that actually tell you what it feels like to be the person who cuts someone to pieces. This site makes an attempt. The idea stems from a book the author of this site is working on, that explores the minds of three people that were once part of a genocidal mob in India. You will find blog posts on their journey here. And you will also find writing from other parts of the world that deal with mass violence and ways to explain, understand and move away from it. Happy scrolling!