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    threat to life. That's what makes abuse different from aggression. There's no defense for the victim, since the goal is to injure and, in risking further injury, the victim, in effect, does the abuser's dirty work for him. That's why abuse requires an intervention from outside.
    Indeed, I would argue that abuse is what we assemble government force to address.  
    It is to be regretted that in the U.S. authority seems more focused on death and, as often as not, gives abuse a pass. Indeed, in the interest of collecting information, even torture has been justified and agents of law enforcement get away with killing on a regular basis, whenever they can claim to be afraid.
    There's an epidemic of spouse abuse, child abuse, migrant abuse, sex abuse and the abuse of workers. The gospel of independence promotes that by arguing that nobody need get involved.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:59:26 AM PST

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