Thursday, 18 March 2010

'Greater good' defence won't work for others - expert - National - NZ Herald News

'Greater good' defence won't work for others - expert - National - NZ Herald News
I have some discomfort with this decision. Various observers have commented that the public dont like spy stations, but somehow the good intentions of the protesters have translated into costly damage-which the taxpayer will pay to repair. The principle appears to be proposed that if you have good intentions or are are "spiritual" or "holy", then this gives you the moral authority to damage something which you dont like. In reality this is no different from suicide bombers or other terrorists. The causal connection between the Waihopi spy station and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars must be thin.

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