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Is bad sometimes good?

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Hi all!  Good and bad presuppose a condition or state of goodness or badness. There is another state, of "isness" which presupposes neither, yet doesn't negate consequence or responsibility.

Somehow, "the ends justifying the means" carries a negative charge.  It doesn't have to.  When the Chinese relocated thousands of villagers from a fertile plain in order to dam a river and provide some flood control downstream, what part does making a judgement about goodness and badness play?  Were there consequences?  Was there responsibility?  Of course.  But what difference does judgement make?

Best, Jimbeaux
 
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