>From: James Rogers <email@example.com>
>On 7/30/01 9:45 PM, "Zero Powers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > You don't have to attempt to fix every single wrong to every single
> > just to go after the worst wrong. Everybody on the freeway is speeding.
> > Just because the cops can't ticket everyone doing 70 mph doesn't mean
> > shouldn't ticket the guy in the Z/06 doing 120.
>To apply your analogy back to the topic of reparations, the problem is that
>some cops apparently have this desperate need to write a speeding ticket
>despite the fact that no one is currently speeding nor has anyone alive
Perhaps not. But the speeders profitted handily while they were speeding,
at the expense of all the innocent drivers who were driven off the road.
Both the speeders and the roadkill are long since dead. But the decedents
and the institutions left by the speeders reaped the benefit of the
speeders' crimes, and the families of the roadkill still bear the scars of
the carnage. I take it you're cool with that.
Life is good. Refuse to die.
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