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  •  the military is a natural magnet for the violently (3+ / 0-)
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    disposed ("duty, honor, country" notwithstanding):  I imagine (not being one, myself) that the desire to rape and the desire to kill are often found in the same skin bag.  The military forces consider this an 'externality' - ie, not their problem - and they make little if any effort to RE-condition soldiers for life AS a civilian, AMONG civilians, at the end of their tours.

    This IMO is why combat vets are in such demand as "peace officers" once they're mustered out.  This is insane, and the trouble resulting should surprise no one.  Stop rape in the military?  The military creates rape, celebrates rape, and murder...but NOT IN EVERYONE.  Because not everyone is a rapist, opportunity be damned.  RAPISTS are rapists - and they must be stopped by ALL of us.

    As I've been told and heard others told, biology IS NOT destiny.  The idea that 'all men are rapists, they're just cowards' is as wrong - and wrong-headed - as the notion that 'all women want it, they just can't admit it'.

    Show me the whisky stains on the floor
    Show me an old drunkard as he stumbles to the door
    And I'll see a young man with so many reasons why...
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    by chmood on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 09:26:21 PM PDT

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    •  its unbelivable that someone here (1+ / 0-)
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      ... would not only say such a dispicable thing, but then be rec'd for it.

      In years of being around this site, through flame wars uncountable, I've never seen such a bullshit commment that was rec'd by so many and hr'd by none.

      Unfuckingbelievable.

      "It puts the lotion on its skin, or it gets the GOP again." - The Democratic Party

      by Rick Aucoin on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 11:37:49 PM PDT

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    •  "skin bag?" I understand that you are refering (0+ / 0-)

      to someone who has committed rape, but this is still a human being ... not a skin bag.  And, I can't believe I'm actually calling for more respect for a rapist -- but IMO it serves no good to dehumanize people, no matter the situation.  

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      by bkamr on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 04:41:37 AM PDT

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      •  to clarify: I was NOT talking about 'some BODY' (1+ / 0-)
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        I was describing behaviors, not persons;  and while I agree that any given human deserves some basic minimum of respect, understanding behaviors need not get defused and diluted by conflating persons with characteristics.

        I certainly feel NO compulsion whatever to "respect" the impulse to rape, to murder, to punish...which is a very different matter.

        Hope this helps.

        Show me the whisky stains on the floor
        Show me an old drunkard as he stumbles to the door
        And I'll see a young man with so many reasons why...
        ...and there, but for FORTUNE, go you - or I... - thanks, Phil

        by chmood on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:10:47 AM PDT

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