In 1996 then-UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, in reference to years of U.S.-led economic sanctions against Iraq, We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
To which Ambassador Albright responded, I think that is a very hard choice, but the price, we think, the price is worth it.
To be more precise: those children were victims of the regime, not of sanctions. By his logic, Bug undoubtedly is happy that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is in jail for all the riot victims he “killed”. He should learn about moral agency and how it works before making crude equivocations.
(Assuming the referred sanctions themselves were justifiable, a case not argued here.)
Notice that he died in a semi-Free Country instead of a Gulag?
“Gilbert Keith-Worthing was Chalmers’ guest, for no reason that either of them could discover. He was a British novelist of world fame, who had been popular thirty years ago; since then, nobody bothered to read what he wrote, but everybody accepted him as a walking classic. He had been considered profound for uttering such things as: ‘Freedom? Do let’s stop talking about freedom. Freedom is impossible. Man can never be free of hunger, of cold, of disease, of physical accidents. He can never be free of the tyranny of nature. So why should he object to the tyranny of a political dictatorship?’ When all of Europe put into practice the ideas which he had preached, he came to live in America.”
Had their number, Ayn Rand did. Of all the BS slung at her by her enemies, the “exaggeration” charge – that no one in the real world really acted and thought like her villains – has just about completely disappeared nowadays.