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Old 12-03-2011, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: The Blessings of Progressivism

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But then, there's the other side. I'm referring to the those who impart "justice". When the side of justice, isn't just acting for practical reasons, to protect society, to make it safer, but it becomes an instrument of revenge, driven by emotions, which contain violent impulses of retaliation, isn't that also morally questionable?
I think there may also be another argument for retribution in which there isn't an emotional satiation, but rather a sort of "social evening". I understand it to be a sense that the wrong committed needs to be corrected for through punishment, at the most extreme being a death sentence. It seems pretty abstract and metaphysical. I'm also skeptical that it isn't an attempt to rationalize what is merely the emotional retributive impulse.
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