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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 11:05 AM
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67. Some murder has always been okay
Look how we glorify war, or the conquest of the continent. So long as you can designate another human being as something other than a human being - as we do with criminals by declaring them "monsters" - it becomes okay to do whatever the hell you want to them. Let's drown a few prisoners - they're terrorists! Let's firebomb a few cities, they're the enemy. Let's cheer for prison gang murders, they're all animals! Those ignorant savages weren't using the land to its full potential, anyway!

If the death penalty prevented crime, there would be nobody on death row. If war settled anything, there would never have been wars after the first few.
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