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  •  I disagree. Self-defense is possible in the face (0+ / 0-)

    of death. However, since the object of exploitation is merely injury and abuse, the victim's resistance is counter-productive since it risks injury and, in assuming the risk, the victim becomes complicit in the abuser's agenda, or even his tool. For this reason, abuse requires an interception by a third party. Indeed, I'd argue that's what we set up authorities for. Death, ultimately, can't be prevented. However, abusers can be restrained.  Indeed, the ones that can't talk themselves out of restraints, we routinely put in jail. The convincing liars get off.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 12:56:50 PM PST

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