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Words and Deeds
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leela_cat From: leela_cat Date: May 20th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
There's an enormous gulf of difference between the word and the action.

I get intensely nervous when people want to charge someone with child abuse or molestation simply because they wrote a story where a child is sexually abused. That's written into law in some parts of the world, and it's damn scary.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 20th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, to be sure. I know these are difficult questions to broach. It is interesting, for my own selfish part, that supposedly left-wing theoretical positions can double back on themselves to the point where they serve the same purpose as right-wing ones.
leela_cat From: leela_cat Date: May 20th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Absolutely.

One of the themes in the Dalek episode of the new Doctor Who deals very much with that.

The doctor has spent a good portion of his life fighting and became the last of his race because of the Daleks. Then, in this episode, he's faced with a "last" Dalek. Part way through, the Dalek says to the doctor, "You would make a very good Dalek".

And at that point, you know it's true and so does he, and it stops him cold. It's an amazing moment.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 21st, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Fascinating. We never watch TV, of course. But if we did, I want to watch that.
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