Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus: antivirii

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 1 Aug 1997 13:03:13 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Eric Boyd wrote:

> Tony wrote:
> > That one death is better than two, yes.
> > That force is a good thing
> Tony, admit this: killing someone is a use of force. The fact that you
> are justifying it by claiming a net saving of life does not mean
> anything. Killing someone is *still* killing someone, regardless.

It seems to boil down to this: Is ending life a reasonable means to an

If it is, then you can go along with Tony and kill a Tobacco Inc. PR rep.

(Realizing that, if ending life is a justifiable means to an end, Tobacco
Inc's actions don't warrant retribution to begin with. They were simply
employing a reasonable tool (death) in order to make a profit. And that
you no longer have a reason to kill anyone at all.)

-Prof. Tim