• Vaskane
    643
    Yes, you can and should hold the citizens of a country culpable for the actions of those who run it. The people can resist it if they want to. The majority of people don't like holding themselves accountable for their purchases and seeing their way of life as problematic for others, which is responsible for and directly impacts the choices of our government. That the people want to remain ignorant and go about their exploitative life style is why they don't wish to hold themselves accountable.

    The people here saying you can't hold the individual population accountable are likely those who hate holding themselves accountable for anything in the first place.
  • AmadeusD
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    The people here saying you can't hold the individual population accountable are likely those who hate holding themselves accountable for anything in the first place.Vaskane

    Given that these are two demonstrably different things, morally and actually, how are you equivocating? Genuinely, not like i've written it off and am scoffing.
  • Vaskane
    643
    I could be wrong. *shrug* Mostly a rhetorical device made to make people reflect if they are that. If not, "feel like a pimp and brush your shoulders off?" But I'd rather come off strong than simpering and uncertain, unless, that's precisely what the situation called for. Basically, any judgement passed by anyone on anyone else is always incomplete, because a person cannot know all the myriad of things that perhaps drove a person to do some crime or action. We can pass judgement whether a person did some action, however. And supporting the formula in one area, means one already has drives that support the notion of non-accountability. And correlation doesn't equate to causation in another area of a person's life, which is perhaps the equivocation you're pointing out, which is true, nevertheless ... it is true that supporting your own non-accountability for your participation in what is likely an exploitative economy, shows one has a drive of supporting non-accountability in the first place.

    People with a drive for being sex offenders in the first place generally would be more than happy to continue carrying out the behavior that for them that title in the first place. Obviously not the same thing, but it follows the same formula. Having a drive.
  • AmadeusD
    1.3k
    Ah ok, fair enough. Yeah, effective in that context. Thanks mate.
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