Muggles for Harry Potter

Mary Ann Dimand amaebi at iwon.com
Fri Jun 16 13:05:50 EDT 2000


Philip Belben said:

>Britta:
>>>  And to bring this back on topic: there's probably lots of things in dwj
>>>  some people would have similar objections to...
>

>Max:
>> definitely.  try the idea that you are responsible for your own life, for
a
>> start.

>Yes.  Especially in the US, but this is going out of fashion
> over here too...

It is probably because my politics differ from those of Max and Philip that
I disagree with them so strongly. I think the concept sees a lot of use in
the United States, as a way for people to beat up on folks with limited
opportunities and/or bad luck, and for folks with limited opportunities to
beat up on themselves.

And in fact, I think that as an absolutist statement, it's a lot of rubbish.
Human life is a series of interactions. I certainly don't know anyone
important enough to be solely responsible for the conduct and results of all
their interactions, and I don't believe that n persons (n>1) can all be
solely responsible for the results of an interaction among them.

Mary Ann

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