In "Taxi Driver" Travis Bickle desperately wanted to be normal but knew it was impossible and therefore looked for evil in normal people as an excuse to destroy them and simultaneously reassure himself that his abnormality was actually a gift and a blessing.
Likewise, in "Artificial Intelligence" David wanted to be a real human so he could be loved by his mother. He therefore hated his brother for being real and tried to kill him.
In "Return To Paradise" the prudish, loveless widower missionary in charge of a Samoan island saw the lovely childlike Polynesian culture as evil and tried to destroy it by making the women cover themselves head to toe and banning games and the hula and forcing everyone to attend church services daily and inflicting harsh punishments on anyone who broke the rules.
--- On Thu, 5/7/09, Norman Holland <[log in to unmask]> wrote: