George Carlin (via mystiquel)
so i’m reading letter from a birmingham jail by mlk jr. and he makes very good points about “precipitated violence” ok read
"in your statement you asserted that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. but can this assertion be logically made? isn’t this like condemning the robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery?…it is immoral to urge an individual to withdraw his efforts to gain his basic constitutional rights because the quest precipitates violence. society must protect the robbed and punish the robber."
and i just wanna point out that mlk makes a really really good point about this injustice. when rape victims are blamed for “precipitating violence” ?? no?? the only person at fault is the rapist and whoever condoned his actions ok THE RAPE VICTIM IS NOT AT FAULT EVER he/she did not precipitate violence; that was the rapist’s choice to completely steal a person’s dignity and rights. just like mlk said, if a man is carrying money is he at fault for precipitating robbery?? does this make logical sense to people?? i just wanted to point out the logical fallacies that our society and court systems are built on get ur shit together