Ask any heavy PLP supporter about the BHC allegations and they’ll use the old, “but they were exonerated”. Investigations were carried out, noone was arrested and the best that people could come up with was that no illegal crime was committed. Of course, some actions could be deemed unethical and due to our antiquated laws, they could have been deemed illegal, but weren’t. So that’s it. Wipe your hands, sweep it under the rug, clear your mind. Forget that BHC ever happened. It wasn’t illegal, unethical maybe, but that doesn’t matter. Only things that are illegal are worth pursuing. Only things that are illegal deserve admissions of guilt. Only things that are illegal deserve reparations. There’s no need to update our laws to make these things illegal now because they weren’t illegal before.
This is where I draw the very striking line between BHC and another “not illegal, but unethical” practice. Go back and reread the above paragraph replacing PLP with UBP and BHC with Slavery.
It wasn’t illegal, only unethical. Does that make it right?