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 Social injustices...., how far have we gone...???
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  Posted Jul 10 2011, 08:24 AM
Hey...http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/wave.gif biggrin.gif

My college recently had a seminar on social injustices - this includes poverty, abuse, violence, human trafficking, vices, corruption, discrimination in all its forms, etc....
Now I know this happens EVERYWHERE; don't deny it! tongue.gif

However, I would like everyone (I mean everyone on MM) to give their views & opinions, discuss, debate, argue, insult, etc. on this topic (please don't insult each other, though....feel free to http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/backstab.gif the government if you want - if I was in your place; i'd do it too....http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/smile.gif)

If possible, please also include ways to help those who need it; talking is not the only solution, right? http://www.mafiamaniac.net/img/Smilies/smile.gif

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  Posted Jul 10 2011, 04:22 PM
Based on the law of large numbers, the more injustices there are happening to more people, the more just the whole thing is.

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  Posted Jul 10 2011, 06:55 PM
It would be good to get rid of injustices. The end.


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  Posted Jul 10 2011, 07:16 PM
I will be taking the side :"Social injustices kick butt"

Who shall take the Con?


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 11:37 AM
QUOTE (maurice @ Jul 10 2011, 06:16 PM)
I will be taking the side :"Social injustices kick butt"


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 12:05 PM
QUOTE (Aaryan @ Jul 11 2011, 10:37 AM)
QUOTE (maurice @ Jul 10 2011, 06:16 PM)
I will be taking the side :"Social injustices kick butt"


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 12:27 PM
QUOTE (Aaryan @ Jul 11 2011, 11:37 AM)
QUOTE (maurice @ Jul 10 2011, 06:16 PM)
I will be taking the side :"Social injustices kick butt"


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 06:03 PM
It depends on how you are saying they kick butt. Give your PRO side and I'll see if I can CON it.


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 06:06 PM
Nope. Either accept the challenge or don't. I show my secrets, then you decline, leaving me exposed? Na-ah.


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 06:15 PM
Okay, I formally accept your challenge. Is that better? Why do I always give in to you?


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 06:23 PM
Hitler. Stalin. Pol Pot.

What have they in common? They not only advocated social injustice, they actively carried them out.

This concludes my opening statement.


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 08:12 PM
Okay.

Today I am going to argue that social injustices DO NOT "kick butt."

The macquarie wiktionary defines kick butt as "(slang, idiomatic) To be impressive; to be decisively good or pleasant."

Therefore, to say social injustices kick butt is to say that starvation is impressive, that poverty is decisively good or that torture is pleasant. I also wouldn't define Hitler, Pol Pot or Stalin as decisively good or pleasant people, and that they are impressive is open to debate (oops, I forgot where I was for a second :doh: ) They are not impressive as referenced by the meaning of "kick butt."

Perhaps you meant "social injustices kick people's butts". I would assert that they do not, as a general rule. There are many people who have fought back from the social injustices listed in the OP. So I close in saying that social injustice is neither "kick butt".nor "kicks people's butts."

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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 08:35 PM
Yes. You win. But so do I. Obviously there is no debating the goodness of social injustices.


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  Posted Jul 11 2011, 11:59 PM
Define "injustice"

The reason I ask is that to me it appears that it is simply that person(s) A behaves in a manner toward person(s) B in a way that person(s)C believes is incorrect. So who is person(s) C and why do A and B need to abide by their rules?


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