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  •  So we are guilty of thought crimes. Wow. (1+ / 0-)
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    deedogg

    We think differently than you, and therefore our thoughts make us criminals.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:46:52 AM PST

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    •  Here's a parallel that might help you understand. (1+ / 0-)
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      Sandino

      White people benefit from 'white privilege', thanks to the inherent racism of many of our social institutions.  We don't seek to do so, we even often loudly proclaim that we don't, but we do, and those same institutions are detrimental to minorities.  People who do everything they can to maintain the status quo for those institutions are thereby partially responsible for the damage to minorities.

      In the same fashion, gun owners benefit from the status quo in the lack of real gun control.  If they then likewise go out of their way to promote that status quo, despite knowing the cost of doing so is more deaths, then they're likewise partially responsible for placing their own desires above the lives of those who will die as unintended consequences of maintaining that status quo.

      There's no 'thought crime' involved.

      •  Wow. I guess I had better stop believing that (0+ / 0-)

        the rights, experiences, or circumstances of individuals are ever more important than group notions of safety or benefit.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 05:33:22 PM PST

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