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You ask good questions
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, May 24 2012 @ 08:07 PM EDT
That may be true, but it doesn't change the facts today.

In the 70's, Archie Bunker caused controversy by airing the
sound of a toilette flushing. Today we have Southpark
airing signing poo and episodes regarding snukes hidden in
former 1st Lady's lady-parts.

Cultures changes with time.

Before the 20s-30s, welfare and govt. safety nets in the US
were considered fairly radical positions. Today, the
complete eradication of welfare and those safety nets would
be seen just as radical, if not more so.

"radical" always refers to the society with which you are
currently referring. Point and Place in Time.

Example: It would not be radical for a Padaung women of the
Kayan people to wear neck rings to lengthen her neck, or for
her to do it to her female children starting as early as
two. Not only would this be seen as a very radical move by
a white American woman in Arkansas, it would likely result
in public outrage and charges if done to her child.

That said, never was criticizing him. He has done great
things and very often asks great questions...

All intellectual property rights are just licenses granted
by society because it was thought, rightly or wrongly, that
society as a whole would benefit by granting them. But in
any particular situation, we have to ask: are we really
better off granting such license? What kind of act are we
licensing a person to do? -Richard Stallman

That is not at all a radical or unrealistic question. My
only point was that questions like this one often get buried
under some of his other, less mainstream ideals.

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