05-26-2016, 11:52 AM
It's not really a fail, no. As Ender alluded to, great minds have been restating what I said (more like I restated what they said) in one way or another since the days of the Roman philosophers and perhaps even longer, not to mention nearly every founding father in US history. They had a very low tolerance for sheep.
It sounds from your reply that you also want an easy button. In your mind, if you just create a system where rapists can't thrive, then you can stop rape and move on to something else, perhaps. Ironically, such a system can only exist if the victims take it upon themselves to fight back. If the victims perpetually avoid confronting the rapists, then who do you blame? They just don't want to be bothered with the responsibility, I guess, so don't blame them.
A better example perhaps, that won't excite emotional tendencies as much as the 'rape case' you mention, would be gun-free zones, and the prevailing mentality of the people who support them. It's pretty easy for us gun owners to look at the "victims" such as the residents of Chicago and assign blame to them for basically being stupid and neglecting to notice the pattern in the relationship between gun-free zones and crime. I don't see too many posts on this forum attacking gangs or lowlifes, because people here have accurately identified the crucial part of the problem, which is the fact that the victims themselves have established an environment which allows low-lifes to thrive. They welcome it, they clamor for it. They demand their gun-free zones. And, they reap what they sow. Simple as that.
A much more powerful message would be if the people of Chicago stacked the bodies of these thugs up near the city limits signs and said, 'Welcome to Chicago, play nice.' They would no longer be victims, and no one would dare blame them either.