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Re: Dissent can bring with it pain, even death.

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  • Rami Rustom
    ... I didn t know there was such a thing as unacceptable dissent. What is that? ... -- Rami
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 21, 2013
      On Jan 19, 2013 5:58 PM, "hibbsa" <asbbih@...> wrote:
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      >
      > --- In Fabric-of-Reality@yahoogroups.com, Rami Rustom wrote:
      > >
      > > On Jan 9, 2013 5:04 PM, "a b" wrote:
      > > >
      > > > On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM, Rami Rustom wrote
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > Why do people hate dissenters? What are they afraid of? Why do they
      > > > > want to shut us up?
      > > >
      > > > Traditions, Norms, Individuals, organizations, collectives, societies,
      > > > movements, ideologies, philosophies, moralities tend to permit/welcome
      > > > dissent of a given range of categories, but discourage, disapprove
      > > > of, react against dissent of another set of categories.
      > > >
      > > > You ask why, Why do people hate [some] dissent. By and large it is
      > > > because they regard it as traitorous, immoral, evil, dehumanizing,
      > > > disgusting, vile, etc, etc. In most cases, dissenters who cross these
      > > > lines are given the 'benefit of the doubt'...they are assumed to be
      > > > acting out of ignorance, and provided with explanations and historical
      > > > reassurances the issues were resolved long ago, and this sort of
      > > > dissent is known to be harmful and immoral.
      > > >
      > > > And so on and so on.
      > > >
      > > > I am interested to know which components of what I describe above, do
      > > > not have parallels among Popperian's?
      > >
      > > I don't understand the question. What do you mean by 'parallels'? What
      > > is it that you want to know?
      >
      > What I'm asking you is whether the way popperians distinguish acceptable
      > from unacceptable dissent

      I didn't know there was such a thing as unacceptable dissent. What is that?


      > is consistent with the high level description
      > I provided.
      >
      > >What problem are you trying to solve?
      >
      > I'm trying to help you solve the problem you are trying to solve...along
      > the lines of seeking an answer to 'why do people hate dissenters'

      -- Rami
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