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Comment author: wedrifid 03 February 2014 05:50:15AM 3 points [-]

Isn't that a bit of an overreaction?

I decline to go to Italy based on this and the other research it prompted. The nature of a power structure I am exposing myself to has significance to me even when I am relatively confident in my ability to keep myself self safe. For the same reason I would be unlikely to make a tourist visit a counter-factual USA which still kept all black people enslaved. I'm white so am unlikely to be enslaved but I would still hold what I see in contempt.

the probability of being wrongly convicted of murder while visiting Italy is low, certainly much lower than the probability of being hit by a car.

The information gained about the culture of Italy by the acceptance of ongoing public corruption is not limited to making predictions specific to whether I personally will be falsely convicted of murder.

Comment author: V_V 03 February 2014 11:10:33AM 0 points [-]

So you are not going to visit Italy, and possibly the US, as a form of political protest?

Comment author: wedrifid 03 February 2014 03:37:30PM 0 points [-]

So you are not going to visit Italy, and possibly the US, as a form of political protest?

That is not what I said. (I am departing this conversation.)