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Greater Good
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A means to an end.
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A greater good is an action in which some bad must be done, in order for something good to be done.

The controversial death penalty thing would be an example.

I think, if it really is for the greater good, then it would be totally acceptable in my opinion.

For example, the death penalty once again. If it is used for mass murderers, and those who cannot be helped, then it would be cool.

I am probably wrong.
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Greater good is just a convenient slogan that fascists and utilitarians like to use when attempting to justify their means. Where the interests of a minority may be sacrificed, as long as it is for some alleged greater good. What stands against this fascist doctrine are ideas that recognize the importance of the individual, and that the individual must be respected.

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." ~ Ayn Rand
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trinkit wrote:

Greater good is just a convenient slogan that fascists and utilitarians like to use when attempting to justify their means. Where the interests of a minority may be sacrificed, as long as it is for some alleged greater good. What stands against this fascist doctrine are ideas that recognize the importance of the individual, and that the individual must be respected.

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." ~ Ayn Ran


If you take a sacrifice of one minority, then you'll give good to more minorities, with that kinda thinking.

The goods of the many outweigh the goods of the few. It can be used for...not good purposes, but it shouldn't be, thus, it is not what it means.

I also deleted a letter off of Ayn Rand's last name, and for that, I am sorry.
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I think of Ayn Rand
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Ayn Rand books and articles make a good read. I have as complete a set as I could get right after her death. I would follow them up with some of Brandon's books too. Particularly The Psychology of Self-Esteem written in 1969. They will add another dimension.
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OP nuked. Locked
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