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  1. #1 society 
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    social good is more important than justice


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    No it isn't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by parag
    social good is more important than justice
    Snide, patronising put downs are more important than bumper sticker intros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag
    social good is more important than justice
    care to offer any reasons for this opinion? it also might help if you define social good and justice, because some people might consider them to be the same thing.
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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    say a person x is a good leader and is popular among the masses. if one day it is found out that he is actually sadist. then how will the masses react. will they try to protect him or prosecute him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag
    say a person x is a good leader and is popular among the masses. if one day it is found out that he is actually sadist. then how will the masses react. will they try to protect him or prosecute him.
    That of course depends on if his sadism has lead him to criminal activity. Willing SSM activities with a sexual sub-culture may not be easy to accept, but it most certainly isn't harming anyone. But if he's torturing people against their will, then that's not an activity that can be condoned in a leader, because other people might think it's ok to do, which begins to be pretty bad for society in general. In that sense, justice and social good could be combined.
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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    Yeah but the masses are too stupid to think like that. They will hear that he is a Sadist and they will freak out and overthrow him. If we are lucky, a few people will think it through and realize that the guy is a good leader. However, the masses will not think it through.
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