email@example.com On Mon Jan 5 1998 Wrote:
>Property is whatever you can stop someone else from taking.
True, without a doubt.
>They've committed the crime, you lost out, and any "justice" incurred
>beyond that point is by definition, revenge.
You're using private definitions, apparently for you the ASCII string
"revenge" means "justice" and "justice" means "revenge", that's your right,
one definition is not intrinsically better than another; however, for
effective communication a common definition is useful and that's why I use
the standard one.
Justice means finding whatever needs to be done to minimize most suffering in
most people. I admit that the best solution is often far from obvious, but at
least the problem is clear.
Revenge means entertainment obtained by causing pain in somebody else.
I take your banana. When I'm not looking you steal the banana back.
I take your banana. When I'm not looking you steal the banana back, pour
gasoline on me, set me on fire and laugh at my screams of agony as I burn
alive and beg for death.
>It may be bullshit, but it's inspired bullshit
Well, I half agree.
John K Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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