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Thread #146443   Message #3401068
Posted By: Spleen Cringe
06-Sep-12 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Subject: RE: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Of course, that involves concessions by both sides. And rational dialogue with people whom we disagree with. No one wants to do that. Everyone wants to huddle up with their allies and trash the other side, spewing venomous rage about them

Which implies that both sides have an equally valid point and rational dialogue can be had... and meaningful outcomes can be achieved. But, but... where is the middle ground between the gay man who wants to get on with his life and those who would beat and imprison him for who he is? Where's the common ground between the perpetrator and victim of an honour killing? The torturer and the political prisoner? The victim of domestic violence and the man who beats her senseless?

Objectivity, in these and many other circumstances, is a myth.