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    institutions is to insulate the beneficiaries of unethical acts from the just deserts of those acts. this is as true of joint stock corporations as it is of nation-states or incorporated villages. the state acts on our behalf, slaughtering people far away -- but the state is immune from prosecution, being an imaginary construct, and the actual orchestrators/choreographers/perpetrators are immune, because they acted not as individuals but as organs of the state.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 02:55:38 PM PDT

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