The “greater good” is always a slippery slope

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 Happinessthing. 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.

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One thought on “The “greater good” is always a slippery slope

  1. The “greater Good” has always been a cop out. When the USA practiced genocide (Manifest Destiny), on the the original inhabitants of this country, it was looked upon as for the “Greater Good.”

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