The “greater good” is not the moral high ground. Utilitarianism can never be the moral anything because it neglects and tramples on the rights of the minority in favor of securing the supposed happiness and pleasure of the majority. I always thought Jefferson blew it with the “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” thing. It should’ve been “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Justice.” Oh well, what can ya do. Ironically, the majority is seldom consulted by those who have entrusted themselves to speak and do for it. That’s one of the ways countries sometimes find themselves going down nasty slippery slopes.
The “greater good” is always a slippery slope