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[–]jamesK_3rd 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

The stage was set for this long before 9-11. Primary example: the "hate crime".

If you kill someone heinously or premeditated, we already have and have had laws for that. The scope of this being, your just as dead if you're black or white and killed by someone carjacking you or murdering you for being "of color".

Attempting to assess motives is largely subjective. It leads to thought policing, which leads to ideas like "hate crimes", which in turn gives certain authorities the ability to apply extra punitive measures or adjudications based upon some ingroup/outgroup association factor. The best and most obvious examples of this today are race (black and brown), and religion(atheism, largely state/statism/political worship but other sects do exist).

[–]jet199 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You mean the kind of laws Open Society Foundations proudly promote?