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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:49 AM

8. That may be true, but one of the important words in my above post was "realistic," in line with

the "reasonable person" I spoke of being inherent in the Golden Rule's principle. The rule does not protect those who expect to be treated as kings, pretty simply. The person doing the treating has to be able, themselves, to directly relate to and understand why a person would want to be treated in the positive way at issue. Do you see how that doesn't work?

Let me put it this way: When you consider Rupert Murdoch, does it make sense that he should be able to abuse whoever he likes? Why not? That reason why not, that you understand, is why the rule does not apply in the narrow instance you're considering with regard to Murdoch. It's not a reasonable thing that YOU would expect.

However, keep in mind that, in other instances, though, Murdoch retains his humanity (i.e.,- there IS a bit of prohibition of "off with his head" stuff in the principle). Issues will narrow to a point where doing rash things won't be justifiable.

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