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Re: making violence illegal

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  • jodemas2
    ... exploit ... That s preposterous. Something need not be violent for it to be illegal. There is nothing to stop us from making those other objectionable
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 27, 2009
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      --- In WorldCitizen@yahoogroups.com, "ro-esp" <ro-esp@...> wrote:
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      >
      > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
      > Van: Gary Shepherd <gshepher@...>
      >
      > > My understanding is that violence is usually defined as a
      > > forceful act undertaken for harmful or destructive purposes.
      >
      > That's not a workable definition. It would mean that if you
      > kick people for fun, it isn't violence..
      >
      > Joe said:
      >
      > > The one I prefer is "physical damage for which one may
      > > wind up requiring treatment at a hospital emergency room."
      >
      > That's a very narrow definition Joe. How would making that type
      > of violence (only that type) illegal help us? We could still
      exploit
      > eachother,cheat one another out of our livelyhood, coerce in all
      > kinds of ways... Rich corporations could still buy up so much food
      > (for instance to produce agrofuels) that entire nations would go
      > hungry.... and if the hungry would break into the corporation's
      > store and kick a guard to get to the food - they would do
      > something "illegal"
      >
      > groetjes, Ronaldo
      >

      That's preposterous. Something need not be violent for it to be
      illegal.

      There is nothing to stop us from making those other objectionable
      behaviors illegal without defining them as "violence." And it has
      the further benefit of giving us a workable definition of "violence."
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