I object to state power because I see what it does. I know if I had it I would be every bit as corrupt as those who do have it. Then there is the flipside, the citizens who are corrupted by the acts of the powerful. I call it "selling people down the river.
Selling people down the river is nothing new. As often is the case, the Bible has several early examples, such as when Abram said his wife was his sister, or more literally when Joseph's brothers sold him down the river.
We can pick anytime in history, and see Irish selling Irish down the river, Congolese selling Congolese, and so on. It happens when state power distorts normal human relationship balances.
One current event is the push for "gay marriage." Big deal, right? The assumption is "why not..? If they want that, who cares.?" Well, there are those who world state power who are very nasty characters, plus shifting political winds. Does anyone remember the "AIDS crisis"? Castro responded to the epidemic by imprisoning those afflicted. That is one political response.
Dugas didn't bring AIDS to Vancouver. The first death occurred in 1981. But people here were growing frightened as gay men returning from trips to New York and San Francisco brought back one horror story after another.
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