Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus

Drakir (
Mon, 04 Aug 1997 09:17:11 +0100

Tony Hindle wrote:

> The reason I am exploring the possibility that killing (by a
> near-death victim) a carefully chosen tobbaco spokesperson would be
> justified is simply that when I think through what would happen as a
> result I almost always come to the conclusion that it would mean a net
> saving of lives.
> I would also advocate the killing of a random member of the
> public if it was sure to lead to the same net saving of lives. Before
> you dismiss this as lunatic rantings I suggest you consider exactly what
> it would mean, you act to make the world a safer place for everyone.

Much as I disagree with the reasoning behind Tony's <Kill a tobacco
giant> meme, the idea that killing one person to save many is a
reasonable principle. "The good of the many outweigh the good of the
one." - Mr Spock!

That is unless you follow the teachings of J S Mill, who decided that
some people are worth more than others ....

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