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On Celebrity Hypocrisy

I think Ace pretty much sums up my feelings toward the demand a plan counterattack circulating:

Hypocrisy?

I saw this video last week but wasn’t sure what to make of it. The short film here, ridiculing celebrities for pronouncing on gun control while romanticizing gun violence in movies, seemed to be making the same mistake the celebrities were.

That problem is precrime.

I think our society — any society — goes off the rails badly when it stops criminalizing criminal acts and instead dabbles in a precrime regime, seeking to criminalize non-blameworthy behavior on the theory that such behavior, while not harmful to others directly, is indirectly harmful, or is a “root cause” of the ultimately blameworthy behavior.

Read the whole thing.

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