“You don’t know what it’s like.” - Blogs - Bulbagarden Forums

View RSS Feed

Ramblings and Puzzles

“You don’t know what it’s like.”

Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.
by , 30th January 2011 at 12:41 AM (789 Views)
Here's a blog post from Corridor of Words that I thought I might share with you:

This phrase goes two ways, for the moralizers. As in, they argue either for or against it, depending on the situation.

One is a response to when people decry the victims of a crime for seeking revenge against the criminal – say, in the case of a murder. They will argue, “you have no right to argue when you yourself have not seen the death of a loved one due to murder.”

This would be perfectly okay, were it not for the opposite being true in the converse case – these same situationists will argue that the criminal should not receive any mercy or pity when receiving a punishment. Why doesn’t anybody argue that “you have no right to argue when you yourself have not committed a crime and felt horrible about it afterwards”? Is the double standard of responsibility so great that we are willing to forgo mercy in the name of some ancient, primitive form of “justice”? It’s as if the criminal is no longer a human being after committing a crime.
And before anybody cries plagiarism, yes, Corridor of Words is my blog.

Submit "“You don’t know what it’s like.”" to Digg Submit "“You don’t know what it’s like.”" to del.icio.us Submit "“You don’t know what it’s like.”" to StumbleUpon Submit "“You don’t know what it’s like.”" to Google

Updated 30th January 2011 at 12:43 AM by Zekurom (Linked to original article >_>)

Categories
Uncategorized

Comments

  1. The Outrage's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    If there was a like button I would press it. In this case I will just rate the blog five stars.
  2. Zekurom's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Quote Originally Posted by Outrage
    If there was a like button I would press it. In this case I will just rate the blog five stars.
    You can "like" the original post on Wordpress :D
  3. Der_Neuevenmenschen's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    You know, these sorts of things are reasons why I think we should just go back to the good ol' eye-for-an-eye system. (ie; Steal, and be stolen from; rape, and be raped; kill, and be killed) Soceity would be much more cleaner if we just used those kinds of laws, an equal punishment for every crime.

Trackbacks

Total Trackbacks 0
Trackback URL: