Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Posted Dec 8, 2006 0:21 UTC (Fri) by zlynx
In reply to: Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Parent article: Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Cyd's argument makes sense to me. Say that I am a government. I deny you the right to vote. You are not physically harmed. I just don't listen to you when I make decisions.
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).
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