[ExI] UN worried about police brutality against protestors

Darin Sunley dsunley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 16:27:12 UTC 2021

But the really important thing is you've found a way to feel morally
superior to almost everyone around you.

On Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 4:08 AM John Klos via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> >> But if a mountain climber comes near you it can't kill you. And if it
> >> could, it wouldn't be reasonable to stay indoors because of all the
> >> mountain climbers out there who cannot be easily identified and refuse
> to
> >> take available measures to reduce the risk to others.
> > ### I don't understand what you wrote at all. Can you explain what you
> are
> > trying to say, in a direct and detailed fashion?
> It's pretty clear what that refers to, if you just use a little
> imagination.
> People who engage in risky activities that might hurt or kill themselves,
> with rare exception, aren't a risk to others. They are only a risk to
> themselves. We don't avoid walking in cities because we might get hurt or
> die because someone decided to parachute off of a building.
> People who ignore science and ignore precautions in a pandemic don't just
> put themselves in peril. They are a potential risk to anyone around them.
> They are unilaterally making decisions for others.
> The same kind of logic is used to rationalize waste, pollution, abuse of
> natural resources, et cetera: why should I have to care about my effect on
> anyone else? I will do what benefits me, no matter the consequences to
> myself or others.
> I feel sorry for those that believe their right to possibly infect others
> supercedes others' right to avoid infection. Only a tremendous amount of
> selfishness and a criminal lack of reflection can lead to such beliefs.
> John
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