Lyanna Stark Posted May 14, 2009 Share Posted May 14, 2009 First, you are assuming that all dictators are going to deprive their subjects of freedom. I'd say that is a fair enough assumption. Operating under that assumption, one can only conclude that those who live beneath a dictator are doing so willingly out of a condition of overwhelming cowardice. Suicide is never a viable option, it's a coward's last resort. Since they are obviously quite comfortable in their cowardice, perhaps they do not see the need for a last resort. I guess that if the dog likes being beaten, it's not likely to bite you when you beat it. The fact that they do not fight to overthrow their dictator, that they are not willing to lay down their lives in order to secure their essential liberties is (to me) only an argument that their lives have no meaning, and no value. They might as well be dead.This must be one of the most bizarre things I have ever read, including the Hagrid/Dudley slash fanfic.Do you honestly believe that people would rather die than live, even if it meant living in a dictatorship?Also, isn't fighting against an overwhelming force normally technically suicide? Meaning it is also the "coward's way out"? Hence people living in dictatorships seem to have very little choice, except to move. They can be cowards, or...cowards. I think perhaps it would be good for you to meet people from different countries and cultures. It would give you some much needed perspective on your Hollywood B-movie inspired views. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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