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BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3133 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Experiment: What's YOUR most controversial opinion, Hubski?

You know, this is honestly something I've never thought about before.

I believe that it is such an important aspect of interaction to extend these human rights to one another that I might as well think of them as intrinsic to every person. I'm not normally one to believe in entitlement, but I do believe everyone is entitled to the basic human rights. So I guess it's more so believing something so strongly that it might as well be the other.





viTRiOLL  ·  3133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The problem comes when other people draw the lines in a different place.

I think the golden rule is a better standard.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The golden rule as in 'treat others how you wish to be treated?' But then what happens when one person doesn't give a care in the world as to how they're treated?

viTRiOLL  ·  3133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's fine until they run off the rails, then society should take them out and off them.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3133 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Another controversial topic in and of itself. So you believe in 'an eye for an eye?'

viTRiOLL  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would like to think I give better than I get, but if someone harmed my family and put me into a position where I had nothing to lose, there would be serious payback.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And so I assume you're cool with the death penalty then? (I'm not trying to stir up debate, I'm just curious). I'm not sure myself of where I stand on it.

viTRiOLL  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am fine with it in principle, but there have been enough problems with ensuring they have the right guy, and over application of the penalty to minorities and the lower socio economic classes that I am concerned about how it is being used in our society today.

If the authorities could address those problems and ensure it is being practiced fairly and accurately then I would be very much behind it.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Very good point. I think I agree with that. In principle, it makes a lot of sense. But like many things in life, many things good in principle are executed poorly.