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So, your problem is with anyone who characterizes *any* action as "immoral" ?
Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Posted Dec 7, 2006 12:00 UTC (Thu) by NAR (subscriber, #1313)
Posted Dec 7, 2006 18:22 UTC (Thu) by cyd (guest, #4153)
Insinuating, as you do, that any argument based on morals and ethics is morally suspect is, itself, a moral position. Unlike the FSF, you haven't backed YOUR moral position with anything resembling a substantial argument.
Posted Dec 7, 2006 23:16 UTC (Thu) by sepreece (subscriber, #19270)
Posted Dec 8, 2006 0:21 UTC (Fri) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
More examples: children are denied the right to vote but are still protected and cared for. Male and female toilet facilities are usually segregated; this does not harm males or females.
What you may be wondering about is the harm that segregation, no right to vote, and censorship make possible. Segregated medical care PLUS low quality medicine and doctors is harm. No right to vote PLUS laws allowing your legal murder is harm. Censorship PLUS hiding corruption and abuses of power is like no right to vote (since we cannot vote meaningfully without accurate information).
Posted Dec 8, 2006 0:33 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(i.e., I think your metaphor slipped a gear there somewhere :) )
Posted Dec 8, 2006 1:24 UTC (Fri) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
Posted Dec 8, 2006 12:19 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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