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  •  Again, depends on the consequences. (1+ / 0-)
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    splashy

    Abstaining may the the right choice. But it is wrong to do so if it contributes to allowing the worse evil to take over. Until there is some viable workaround to this unfortunate reality, I don't see much choice involved here.

    Just because it's made up doesn't mean it isn't true.—Plan 10 from Outer Space

    by mofembot on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 10:59:00 AM PST

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    •  Consenting to evil is consenting to (3+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, Dallasdoc, kait

      evil, and when enough people do it, it guarantees that evil will continue.

      That's all there is.

      People excuse it however they have to in order to sleep at night, but they've still played their part in continuing the horror.

      The ability of human beings to rationalize doing things they know to be hateful, harmful, murderous, and wrong is nearly infinite.

      If you can truly look closely at the scattered corpses of Pashtun children, or look into the eyes of men driven mad by torture, and say "Yes, I will cast a vote giving my consent to this"...

      live with it.  Tell yourself what you did was right.

      But don't bother telling me.  I'm done buying.

      Fear is your only God.

      by JesseCW on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 11:09:58 AM PST

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