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    • arieh zimmerman
    • 03.01.10 | 04:00 (IST)

    In any normal society rational laws are made in terms of the needs and obligations of the majority of its citizenry. And in such a society the general public will live its life within the boundaries set by those laws. The exceptions, those who forfeit their rights by ignoring the rights of others, will be treated as exceptions and not as excuses for the implementation of new and more repressive laws. To predicate the laws of a country on the actions of a few will result in a generally hierarchical stratification of society to the advantage of the wealthy and the powerful, and the unequal treatment of the rest of the population.Stratified societies are classically patriarchal, afflicted by dogma, and repression. One might think of Prussia, Victorian England, and pre-war Japan as prototypes of modern class-ridden societies, even more modern versions are not difficult to find. The term "high-risk groups"can all to easily be corrupted to mean all Arabs, rather than members of Al Kaida.

    from the article: Appeasing high risk groups can prove deadly
    First published 01:10 03.01.10 | Last updated 12:38 03.01.10
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