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Old 12-04-2015, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Scumpup View Post
You want the violence to stop. How wonderful for you. I want it to stop, too. However, I must insist that that happen through criminals renouncing their criminal ways.
Exactly. You and Starving Artist don't actually want the violence to stop. You want it to stop in a particular way that smacks of magical thinking.

Me, I want it to stop, and I'm willing to look at why people are making the violent choices they're making, and whether there's something we can do to influence those choices more effectively than what we're doing now. I don't give a crap whether the criminals feel all bad and repentant and shit, whether they don sackcloth or praise Jesus or whatever. I want it to stop, full stop.

That's the difference. You want righteousness. I don't.

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