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carillion

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Re: Justice
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 06:54:26 pm »
Quote from: Selenography;149788
I have been through several situations where I was majorly violated. I went to the appropriate authorities in every case, answered questions, did everything "right."  Yet, none of those who were responsible for my suffering ever had to face any real consequences.  Sure, they got questioned by police or their boss or a civil rights council, but they didn't have to pay money or do jail time or even sit trial or anything.

Going through all of this, I've been forced to think a lot about justice.  I am still angry that I was denied justice, but I am not even sure what I think justice is or if I think it's even a real concept and not just an heuristic.


For myself, I keep aware of the dichotomy - Laws are written by human societies, 'justice' is an abstract concept. It's hard to enforce such a thing. I have come to terms with this as summed up here:
http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v3n2/justworld.html

And don't even think too much about 'what is 'just'. It's too variable.

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