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Re: As I said...

Posted by Concentrate on December 20, 2002 at 18:53:06

In Reply to: As I said... posted by Karen on December 20, 2002 at 03:44:33:

Karen, thanks for your reply. I was not referring to you having any lack of empathy. I was addressing someone else (I said "empathetic guy"). I apologize for not making that more clear.

I will leave the issue of the definition of trafficking aside for the moment, but I assure you that I was not bandying it about lightly.

To your question whether "every single adult in Chile" was involved, first, my post was mainly referring to Argentina. But countries aside, since the Family was the Family all over the world, I will simply repeat two concepts from my original post:




Accomplices can go to jail even if they did not themselves do the deed.

Conspiracy is an even more fascinating subject that has ample applicability to the Family.

Anyone interested in knowing more about this subject can go to a treatise. I will not ramble on about them. My point is that they subject the participant to liability even if one wasn't the "triggerman."

The creeps and criminals in the family could never have done what they did all on their lonesome. They were able to do it because of the Family's structure which provided them with a safe haven. They could not have done it without what you termed "innocent" family members! I have absolutely no desire to see a bunch of the rank and file of the Family who did not commit atrocities imprisoned. However, I think that the people who made possible the system where the atrocities happened to children are not excused from sharing in the responsibility of what they made possible, even if it was by failing to act; by omission. Just my opinion. Also, people were not given long sentences or convicted. In Argentina people can be held pending resolution of their case. Real atrocities were committed on children in the Family all over the world. The Family could have avoided all of their legal trouble by (1) handing in the creeps (but the problem was the creeps were acting on Family doctrine...) or (2) not having those practices of child abuse in the first place... now that's a concept.