The greater good so to speak. what do you think?
- I agreeVote A
- i disagreeVote B
- it dependsVote C
Most Helpful Girl
*WARNING WARNING, those who are sensitive and super right wing, proceed with caution as this answer will trigger you*
I voted disagree. I mean, I kinda have to lol Im Mexican, female.]
This type of thinking leads to so many people suffering. Think about it, the "few" in a world with 7 billion people comes out to a lot more than we think. If we even only ignored the needs of 1% of the world, thats 70 million people disenfranchised. thats like a whole country. How is that ok? How can people justify that? Esepcially since its the children who end up being the bulk of those suffering. Smh. Im going to get angry if I continue thinking about this...1
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Most Helpful Guy
That would make the whole notion of "minority rights" non-existent. Taken literally, that would invoke the Tyranny of the Majority that John Adams referenced.
The expression at least needs a lot of caveats and constraints. It is a potentially very dangerous and tyrannical one if thrown out too loosely to justify all kinds of acts which neglects the needs of the few.
One of the better sides of humanity is that it can sometimes place the needs of the few on par with the needs of the many. An example would be a rescue team sent to save a small number of soldiers stranded in the wilderness.
The better ones among us are often willing to do that if there is at least a fighting chance that the needs of the few and the needs of the many can both be satisfied, as long as the probability is greater than 0% (which it typically is).4