I also think we need to recognize the difference between intentional harm and unintentional harm. Let’s say I build a state highway for the citizens of Massachusetts to commute. Because of the inherent risks in driving, it can be estimated that each year approximately 9 people will die in car accidents on my highway. If one year I decide to close the highway, would I be justified to go out and intentionally run over 9 people because it’s all the same? No, that would be absurd! Similarly, learning that you consume a product that results in indirect harm should not be seen as a justification to commit direct, intentional acts of violence instead.
12 Jun 2012 Leave a comment