Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Someone, in a discussion on Hacker News:

"I'll also say that I and increasingly many other people do not buy into any kind of collective guilt based on the ethical indiscretions of our ancestors / predecessors / people very distantly related to us."

"How many generations need to bow to this historical guilt - a concept that was literally antithetical to the Western canon of the son not being punished for the sins of the father for the past two thousand years?"

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