In response to Ken MacIntosh: Radicalisation, a weasel word that lets young Jihadists off the hook, Gimme Some Fightin’ Room wrote:
‘Everybody becomes a victim of circumstance. Which is not true: we all have free-will.’
Individuals must take responsibility for their actions and they must be held accountable for their choices – it was their choice and they must face the consequences of those choices.
There are those who will argue that free will doesn’t exist and that we are all driven by forces beyond our control – but our society depends on people’s belief in the existence of free will because belief in free will helps people adhere to a cultural code. It guides an individual’s choice to be a moral one. The denial of free will has provided the ultimate excuse to those who want to behave as they like and without any morals at all.
Fully agree with you Ken – excellent article.