OT - Gas to hit 4.00
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri Jun 13 21:45:38 MDT 2008
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 03:45:17PM -0600, Levi Pearson wrote:
> Justin Findlay <justin at jfindlay.us> writes:
> > If you think historically in addition to currently, where would Hitler
> > or Stalin be? How far in would they scale the rest of the graph. Bush
> > may be extreme, and has enacted an ignominious government, but he's not
> > as bad as either of them. I'm no Bush patriot (do those sort of people
> > even exist anymore?) but not only is it relative, it's also arbitrary.
> Being in a certain position of the graph doesn't make you a bad
> person, and a bad person's position on the graph doesn't necessarily
> make that position evil. It's not a moral graph, just a political
So it's not evil to advocate evil policies (e.g., say, killing all the
Jews or sending all the middle class to Siberian slave labor camps)?
Or perhaps it's not evil to actually do such things so long as you can
do it as a government?
No, policy has a moral dimension.
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