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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 01:09 AM

1. There's one flaw...


What if the society just does not give a damn? You have to remember that the biggest social movement in the United States is complete and utter apathy. Indifference is cool, involvement is lame. Ethics seem to shift and flop around depending on who's in charge, and most people just happy accept the law is good because it's the law and laws are good because it's the law.

It's sort of a less extreme problem of the problem with applying Gandhi's philosophy to certain problems... Sometimes hte people you're facing honestly and completely do not care about the suffering you undergo. Or worse, perhaps they actively enjoy it. "Take their abuse until they get sick of it" is becoming less and less applicable in the modern world.

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