The Golden Platform

A FOCUS ON THE FORCES CHANGING OUR WORLD

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sharquaouia:

The managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine y’all.

He’s all “ok” with this until. of course, he’s part of those “couple thousand deaths”, then suddenly his mood changes to indignation for peculiar reasons. What happens when someone arbitrarily decides that the life of Blake Hounshell is worthless and the elimination of it is for the “greater good” - does Blake Hounshell have right to object? With his own logic, no.I hate “life-boat ethics” when it involves actual human lives, but when applied to inanimate objects, like, lets say a magazine - that’s different. Getting rid of Foreign Policy magazine wouldn’t entirely be a bad thing, it might actually be more beneficial for society with one less magazine touting imperialist opinions about the lives of “others”. 

sharquaouia:

The managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine y’all.

He’s all “ok” with this until. of course, he’s part of those “couple thousand deaths”, then suddenly his mood changes to indignation for peculiar reasons. 

What happens when someone arbitrarily decides that the life of Blake Hounshell is worthless and the elimination of it is for the “greater good” - does Blake Hounshell have right to object? With his own logic, no.

I hate “life-boat ethics” when it involves actual human lives, but when applied to inanimate objects, like, lets say a magazine - that’s different. Getting rid of Foreign Policy magazine wouldn’t entirely be a bad thing, it might actually be more beneficial for society with one less magazine touting imperialist opinions about the lives of “others”. 

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    wow.
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    WTF?
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    He’s all “ok” with this until. of course, he’s part of those “couple thousand deaths”, then suddenly his mood changes to...
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    reminds me of the theme from Jingo where the Ankh-Morporkians claim their foes “just don’t value human life like we do”....
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    jesus christ. :/
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    Anyone else find the way that second tweet is phrased sort of chilling? A couple thousand deaths vs. 75 million...
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    Jfc
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    PEOPLE VS. LIVELIHOODS? YOUR BANK BALANCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THOUSANDS OF IRANIANS BLAKE HOUNSHELL?
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    I’m sorry, but no…wrong.
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