Sunday, January 10, 2016

What if liberal societies operated upon a Nietzschean conception of harm?

Man: Police! Police!

Cop: Yes, what is it?

Man: I just got carjacked. A really big guy wearing a blue sweatshirt dragged me out of my car, beat me within an inch of my life, and took my wallet. I had three hundred dollars in that wallet, plus my id and my credit cards.

Cop: Well, what do you want me to do? We're free to do whatever we want as long as we don't harm anyone else. That's the bedrock principle of liberalism.

Man: What the...? He robbed me. He beat me up. Do you see the big bloody gash on my forehead?!

Cop: He didn't kill you. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. He did you a favor, you resentful little tarantula!

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