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 5 years ago

"If I don't do it, someone else will"

Joseph Weizenbaum pointed out the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of this "logic" in an interview: it's like saying every year there's bound to be rapes happening in Berlin -- so why not just go out and rape someone?

If your only excuse is that someone else would do it, you are that other person.
 7 years ago
Installing exactly the technology Hitler would have had wet dreams about under the pretense of (the) convenience (of getting fleeced) and security (from unscheduled murder, not from large scale mass murder by authorities) is something you can delude yourself about, but that doesn't absolve you from your responsibility in it.