Give a person's life real meaning and even the most "worthless scum of the earth" human has a potential purpose.
I think i just became a fan of the monk. You and I see eye to eye on this.
You don't have to hate people to want justice.
I entirely agree, its just that in this case DrJBHL is spreading hate.
On that note, to DrJBHL, some things that stand out to me in your post: Your people exist now, they don't exist in the crusades. I was formulating an example about the idiocy of your zealous remarks, and the crusades are a perfect example of religious stupidity.
I guarantee you some troopers families will have fear for a long time now because of what these guys did. It's not "all good, man"
I was going to apply for border patrol when I got out of the navy. After doing a cost benefit analysis, I figured that the money was not worth it because i would have to live in fear of retaliation at all times. The fear comes with the job. Another analogy I could use is a marine wanting to serve on the front lines. If the enemy gets intelligence about your position (which is always a risk), and is hunting you down, you can hate them all you want, but they are acting just as you are acting, and they are still human as well. The truth of the words "all is fair in love and war" come to mind, you made choices to be in that situation.
This does make the families peril much greater, but who is to say that these drug cartels aren't already aware of the families locations of the immigration officers? They are Cartels after all, they do business in blood, and they have infiltrated the border patrol. The border patrol was easy to infiltrate, because congress put in an order of 30,000 "must fill spots" a few years ago that they were desperate to fill with anyone.
and if it's only "hate" or "love", then not wanting justice for victims means you must hate them. You can't have it both ways.
The way I see it, these families took the bait and bought the beliefs and are themselves a part of this war. They are responsible for their actions. I sympathize with their plight, I cannot abide fear and honestly in their position I would band together and arm myself and get ready for some action, especially if my spouse was in immigration. People need to defend themselves, and the government does not have the resources to protect them. This is perfectly legal, our constitution actually states that congress is supposed to arm militias(and they still do if you know who to call).
When you stop taking your own protection into your own hands, and rely on these "peacekeepers", a whole host of problems open up.
I refuse to say that their are "sides", love and hate are not "sides", they are emotions that have their proper place. You can both feel love and hate for the same person/thing for different reasons, you can be in a love hate relationship with many people. It is the strength of these emotions that can be questioned, and I feel that DrJBHL is far to strong on this aspect when he himself admits that he isn't being affected by the hackers.
That is why he comes across as religious zealot and therefore this conversation becomes irrelevant.