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Philosophy Chat V1: Power, morality and the abuse of power

Lambda217Lambda217 Registered, Moderator Posts: 534
edited June 2012 in Watercooler #1
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
- George Orwell
With great power comes great responsibility.
We are defined by how we use our power.
-Gerry Spence

In our short span on this planet, there have been powerful people with good intent, powerful people with evil intent, and powerful people with malicious intent hidden behind a mask of goodwill, who are all too common. What we have not been able to resolve is this: Whether people rise to power and suddenly find themselves in a position where the evil thing is all too simple and easy, or whether wicked people are cunning and ruthless enough to rise in power an

"I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."

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