HarthorneWingo wrote:Polk377 wrote:NYKAL wrote:
exactly. JUST because something is LAWFUL does not make it right or just. Too many atrocities have been perpetrated by people who were "JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS." I'm sure the guys working at death camps were Just Following Orders. They fell in line with the "Rules of Conduct." which allowed them to continue the atrocities. Yeah, that's a Gross example but, its accurate too.
Like I said, I believe in reforming the laws so these types of situations are less likely to occur. What I can't support is the over politicizing of this case that is causing cities to burn down in it's name when in facts it is still lawful. You don't change opinion with exteme violence, you just create division.
But it’s not just “this case.” You have to look at it in context of the Black experience in America. I don’t think you can separate this out.
It really depends on what we are comparing that experience to. Is the Black experience better or worse in America in comparison to the treatment of black people in Europe, Asia or Africa? In that context I would say it is better, is it not? Now Is it perfect in America? No, but can it really ever be for anyone? That is the problem. We are working with generalities and social constructs that are hard to quantify because it is based on a feeling without taking other things into consideration.