[LMB] Is Barr a rapist? or I'm misunderstanding beguilement?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Aug 6 13:32:13 BST 2019

> On Aug 5, 2019, at 9:06 PM, M. Haller Yamada <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --Micki: It would be an interesting study. But I don't think criminals in a passion really think about "what if I get caught". If they think aboutpunishment at all, it seems to be more along the lines of "I won't getcaught" or "I'll be the one to beat the system" or . . . and I know I'm skating on thin ice here, "I'm going to commit suicide right after I dothis nasty thing, so punishment by society means nothing to me." 

The same thing occurs to people who are tempted to have extramarital affairs, or who take too-long of work breaks, or who do stuff embarrassing such as running to the garage in their underwear.   The thought processes are similar even though the consequences are very different.

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