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  •  I don't think it's a matter of defense. I think (10+ / 0-)

    it's a matter of abuse and abuse requires an intervention from outside because the victim of injury can't resist without risking additional injury and becoming an instrument of his own abuse.
    Indeed, I think what we organize government for is to intervene when abuse (whether from natural forces or man-made excesses) threatens.
    For some reason, the U.S. is fixated on death which, in the end, we can do nothing about, while the abuse, some of which actually results in people dying before their time, is something we could do something to stop.
    Why do we countenance 40,000 vehicular deaths a year? Why not provide convenient, alternative transport for people who obviously aren't suitable operators of lethal machines? Because every adult in his own cage on wheels is freedom? Because hundreds of thousands injured and maimed provides income? Because we let people who don't like their own kind very much make decisions for the rest of us? 'Cause we don't like people, either?
    Where does this antagonism come from?

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    by hannah on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 07:02:23 AM PST

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    •  Nonsense (3+ / 0-)
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      hannah, jayden, No one gets out alive

      A majority of Americans have been voting for their GOP abusers for decades now. Not always, thankfully, but often enough to have allowed them to do massive damage to them and the US. So I'm supposed to take it easy on the millions of certifiable morons who were taken in and continue to be taken in by the likes of Reagan, Bush and Christie, because they were supposedly "tough" and "patriotic" or something (or, more often than we care to admit, because they believed that their policies would benefit THEM, even if at the expense of everyone else--yes, Repub voters tend to be stupid AND selfish).

      Sorry, no can do. People who vote for the likes of these monsters are either too stupid to take seriously, or else know who they're voting for, and thus deserve to be screwed by them. But why should everyone else suffer for their stupidity and selfishness? And that's the unsolvable problem with democracy, that most voters tend to be too stupid and/or selfish to vote right.

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      by kovie on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 07:57:28 AM PST

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    •  "Where does this antagonism come from?" (6+ / 0-)

      Where did all the streetcars go?

      We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

      by nuclear winter solstice on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 08:09:36 AM PST

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