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Jono Bacon wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Mon Aug 11 11:51:00 2003


> If you think they're criminals then you think I'm a
> criminal.

In what sense?

> The way I see this case is simple:  If you condemn
> them then you condone 
> genocide.  You also condemn the likes of the
> suffragettes in this 
> country and the civil rights movement in the US who
> broke many laws in 
> their fight for liberation.

This is wrong. I think it is absurd to see the
condemnation of illigal activity as condoning genocide
- I do not condone genocide, I never will and I find
the whole point of condoning it ridiculous.

The problem I have is with the concept of breaking the
law. I sympathise with the case of making a mark to
stop genocide, but I cannot condone this activity.
What happens for example if a group see Linux as being
a bad thing - because they view it as bad, does that
mean they can resort to criminal bhaviour against us.
What I am saying is that there is no definition as to
what makes the use of criminal behaviour acceptable -
although many view a violation of human rights as
acceptable. Although I support the condemnation of
genocide, human rights breaches, racism, sexism and
other nasty aspects of human nature - where do you
draw the line?


Jono Bacon - http://www.jonobacon.org/
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