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Reply to "Does Jonh Brown = Osama Bin Laden?"

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Kweli, please explain the difference...
by Nmaginate

I have not completely thought this one through; however, I draw a distinction between killing to defend one's own life and/or rights. However, I find it problematic for, in the above example, John Brown-a white man- to kill in opposition to an institution that does not threaten his life or liberty...an institution for which he is ultimately a beneficiary by virtue of his whiteness.

If the latter was the case, we would live in a state of chaos. Individuals would be justified in taking arms in defense of any group that they perceived to have been wronged, regardless of whether the wrong touches them personally.
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