12 February, 2018

Two Dangerous Phrases

Some  words and/or phrases,which are really philosophies, are somewhat harmless.
Others not so much, especially when you really focus on where they can lead.
My candidates for top two are:
"It's for the greater good" which is simply collectivism and inherently evil.  It insists that the individual belongs to the group and has no self determination. A person must sacrifice their morals, values, hopes and dreams and even their life for the group whose values over ride everything.

Individualism states that men are sovereign and have free will.
Some of the greatest evils of all time stemmed from "the greater good".

"The end justifies the means." A  Machiavellian idea.
 Evil means are never justified and will never bring success or goodness for anyone.

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