Dec 1, 2022·edited Dec 1, 2022Liked by Operation Uplift

Ignorance for those in power is no excuse, and asking for amnesty or leniency for crimes against humanity - mass global terrorism - proves the perpetrators have no contrition.

They do not understand what they did wrong and feel they should not be blamed for going along with everyone else. Their argument is that a lynch mob is okay if everyone is doing it and especially okay if under orders from authorities. The Milgram experiment found that people feel disconnected from their actions when they comply with orders, even though they’re the ones committing the act.

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Agreed. How much people know and understand varies a lot, but it's hard to excuse those in power who made terrible choices. Some just went along with the narrative. Others helped shape the narrative in ways they knew was false.

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Dec 1, 2022·edited Dec 2, 2022Liked by Operation Uplift

Even if one could somewhat excuse them they still have to be punished to deny any future excuse and present a deterrent. This is why killing a human being without malice aforethought, by accident, is manslaughter. They do not get off. Unless rich.

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Dec 1, 2022Liked by Operation Uplift

I go back and forth on this all the time I understand the need for a reckoning but that amnesty article is a few weeks old and is one of the few times a major publication has flinched, or even acknowledged they may have gone to far. A reckoning is needed but lynching one of the first writers to start admitting any kind of wrong may not be the best way to get there. But I have no idea how to get there myself. And if people like me want there to be some forgiveness get carried away we'll never get there. But if anytime someone shows a move this direction they get ambushed...I'm not sure that'll get us there either. I got no answers. Great article though listing out in clear terms some the grievances that will need to be accounted for.

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Yes, Oster herself is just the messenger here, but she glosses over/ignores the things for which we still need some kind of accountability. Perhaps her article was a trial balloon of sorts. Not much amnesty talk since then.

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