Hi Facepunch, going to throw a debate at you and see what your opinions are.
So, without further ado, can people really change?
To get things started I will put forward my thoughts on the matter. With enough time and enough effort anyone can change. It is by no means an easy process, but alas it is still possible none the less. My evidence to back up such a claim comes from the Khmer Rouge theme run by Pol Pot in Cambodia. His extreme communism was forced upon the people, and with enough effort (mass torturing and relentless genocide) eventually many people started to succumb to his twisted ideas of society. Agreeably, not all did, but this was because other influences such as families and friends helping them to keep 'sane' and not turn.
Further Reading: Khmer Rogue Wikipedia Article
Oh, and if it is ok with mods I'd like to collect some viewpoints when this thread draws to a close and ask the posters for permission to post their input to my blog?
Khmer Rogue mass genocide: