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The rule of law: unjust and violent : Comments

By Robert Burrowes, published 15/8/2013

The delusion that the law is a neutral agency that delivers justice still widely prevails.

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NoÖ.Itís this way; Politicians are appointed by the corporate elite, using deception and manipulation of their vast resources to ensure an appropriate candidate; then judges are appointed by the (captured) political process, through legislation to maintain the Status Quo.
Posted by diver dan, Thursday, 15 August 2013 9:16:05 AM
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I started reading this article with interest which soon turned to incredulous ...
The author is to be commended for his ambitions - wouldn't we all like to live in a peaceful, crime free world.

Only problem is the human animal is NOT as simply "genetically programmed at birth" as Robert claims. If it were so, his mission would have at least a slim chance.

"Violence" in case Robert hasn't noticed, is part of the human make-up. Observe a group of toddlers in a playroom. They don't play co-operatively at this stage, rather side by side. See how long it takes one of the dominant personalities to flex some muscle if one or other children has something he/she wants and what they will do to get it. That is the genetic program. Dog eat dog, survival of the fittest. Socialisation is meant to curb much of this behaviour. Robert - have you any children and have you been able to observe the marked differences in development and traits even within the same gene pool?

If we are all genetically programmed the same - please explain such conditions as psychopathy and mental illness?

Second thoughts ... Don't! Not sure I could bear the read
Posted by divine_msn, Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:29:26 AM
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Another thought-provoking article by Mr Burrows. Sadly it will generate few articles because stock slogans and predictable cliches just won't be appropriate.

The world need thinkers, not parrots!
Posted by David G, Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:31:26 PM
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<<...its invitation to us all to create a society that is more in tune with the genetically programmed needs of each individual.>>

Sorry, I have no desire to help those genes any further.

These genes are mechanical/life-less monsters that are programmed to multiply indefinitely and once they do multiply enough to create environmental stress, they are programmed to compete violently.

The organisms created by those genes are not individuals, but animals, even if they happen to be intelligent as humans. Individuals, on the other hand, have no needs - individuals have desires, which may unfortunately include a desire to associate themselves with some genetically-based animal. It is only by associating with a genetically-based animal that we compromise and associate with violence: that is a grave addiction that we should endeavour to overcome, not to encourage!
Posted by Yuyutsu, Thursday, 15 August 2013 2:50:47 PM
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