[LMB] Pacifism again (ot:)

Mark Atwood mra at pobox.com
03 Feb 2002 21:14:44 -0800

Kiri Aradia Morgan <tiamat at tsoft.com> writes:
> On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Alexandra Haropulos wrote:
> > JoatSimeon at aol.com wrote:
> > 
> > > Now, of course this isn't an _unlimited_ obligation.  If the majority decides
> > > to, shall we say, kill the Jews, then disobedience becomes mandatory.
> > 
> > But, but, this happens all the time. "Killing the Jews" is now enshrined
> > as a Clearly Bad Thing and now qualifies as 20-20 hindsight.
> > 
> > What about the people who honestly believe that Abortion
> > clearly fits in that slot? Everyone believes Von Stauffenberg was
> > justified (note: Automatically Evil Prussian Aristocrat does
> > good?), but then why is Eric Robert Rudolph Bad?
> I am perfectly capable of understanding that Eric Robert Rudolph was not
> evil by his own lights.  That doesn't mean he isn't evil by mine, or that
> he isn't breaking the law.  

But that doesn't give you a working decision rule for "what is the
'kill all the jews' of the 21st century".

Mark Atwood   | Well done is better than well said.
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