It's an Ill Wind
peter at tsto.co.uk
Sat Mar 14 19:06:34 PDT 2020
On 14/03/2020 23:28, Kurt Buff - GSEC, GCIH wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 7:29 AM Peter Fairbrother <peter at tsto.co.uk> wrote:
>> 2- It's an Ill Wind
>> So now we know: first, that the UK government is actually deliberately
>> trying to infect over 40 million UK citizens, and in doing so expecting,
>> on their figures, 400,000 deaths.
> Uh, no, they're only not quarantining or taking other measures. That
> is not the same as "trying to infect"
To my mind it is; "Trying to" is to deliberately do something in order
to obtain a desired effect. If the "something" happens to be "nothing",
it doesn't change that IMO.
Remember those philosophy problems with a train and someone on the track
and a set of points?
Well to my mind one way is clear and the other way has a million bodies
on it, and just because the points are presently set to the million
bodies doesn't mean that deliberately choosing not to change the points
avoids being responsible for the outcome.
Especially when changing the points is your responsibility.
> Some of your analysis is OK, but this statement is false. I don't hear
> of government agents with spray bottles of viral concoctins chasing
> down their subjects on the streets, or invading their homes, in order
> to infect them.
But there's more, they won't let others change the points: head teachers
want to close schools, but the government is planning to send them to
jail if they do.
To my mind that pretty much IS the equivalent of chasing down their
subjects on the streets with spray bottles of viral concoctions.
Maybe I took too much poetic license. But I don't think so.
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