I often call myself someone who can do anything as long as I can justify it to myself. I think I've said it here a few times and really I still find it to be true. I operate outside regular morals. Though there is such a thing as something that isn't justified. The reasons given are not really enough, or ever would be. One of these things for me is war. I can't really see the justification for war. For example the Iraq war that began in 2001 was "justified" by the September 11th attacks, which were "justified" for reasons I'm not too sure of. I think the given reason was religion. I think I don't want this to turn into a post just about war. Or peace. I have other letters to do that with.
So let's go on to something else. Murder for example. There are plenty of people who have killed for what they believed themselves to be the "right" reasons. I know I said I can do anything as long as I can justify it but really murder isn't one of those things. I could probably kill someone if I felt I had absolutely no choice, if it was kill or be killed, but I wouldn't really think it was right. If someone wronged me, or someone I loved, I wouldn't resort to murder. I'd be pissed sure, but I don't think I'd go that far.
This is one of the things that is a vicious circle. Someone kills someone, then that person is killed, and then someone else is killed, and so on. The death sentence is murder. You say that a person can't kill, but then all of a sudden you can? There are many fates worse than death. For some people death would be a release. Because they are tortured so much by their crimes. Though of course some people are just insane and it won't affect them. These people should just be locked up. Not even the law should be above the law.
Sigh, in the end, I went off topic anyway.
Stealing, there's another good example. You have plenty of people who steal so that they can eat, or live another day. Really that I can understand. I can tell myself "that probably was the right thing to do." If I came across a starving person who tried to rob me, I'd probably do the cliche good guy thing of just giving them money or food after catching them. I'm glad I've never starved so much I have to steal to live, and I hope I never have to find out.
There, I ended back on the right point.