Post by purr on Apr 3, 2021 9:55:33 GMT
Now the next person who posts something pro police has to put up a name.
I recognize that game, though not as something we could realistically 'play' today: called tribal warfare in pre-state societies it came down to 'if one of my tribe is harmed or killed by another tribe our men will band together and take vengeance on the offenders'. Things often got genocidal over the past millennia (passions flare over loved ones harmed, we are only human). There's even records of 'let's kill'm all' actions, whole tribes wiped out including women, children and cattle in the Bible.
In the empathic mind experiment you suggest, the outcome in many normal minds will be that we take George Floyd into our familial circle as if a cherished member of our own family. I hope so at least . We are all human beings, family members in the great tribe of Humanity. (And human nature still holds its innately vengeful urges and tendencies.) Just imagine ancient justice where we place Derek Chauvin in the hands of George Floyd's bereaved family to play out the game however they would deem fit.
Gus, might I submit to you TODAY WE ARE PLAYING THIS GAME called the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin Jury Trial. Charges are second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. For all it's worth, guy is facing up to 40 years in prison.