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Thread #150394   Message #3508757
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
25-Apr-13 - 01:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Many people in the communities in which we live appear to find it quite acceptable, regrettable, for innocent civilians to be killed for sometimes very dubious reasns by people who are seen as the agents of our community. That has been true in every generation during our history. Generally the closer to our time the killing occurs, and perhaps the further from it geographically, the less difficulty we tend to have in finding the justification.

I'm not arguing that all atrocities are the same or even equvalent. But the jusifications made for them are.