Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ethics question revisited

So, the cruise liner is sinking with 2500 souls aboard. There are only enough lifeboats for half the people. When your boat has reached capacity and you are desperately rowing away from the ship, hundreds of people are still equally desperately trying to get in the boat. Are you justified in beating off people who are still trying to get in? Even if it means they will die if you leave them behind? Even if it means you have to kill them?

You have twenty years to answer.

Plus a bonus.
Metaphysics question:

You pour yourself a glass of orange juice. You think, it's a bit thick, so you pour in some water.
It should be noted here that Sweden alone in 2006 accepted almost as many asylum applications from Iraqis as all other European countries did combined. Native Swedes, who live in a country that was one of the most ethnically homogeneous nations in the world only 30 years ago, will be a minority in their own country within a few decades, if current trends continue. Sweden is self-destructing at a pace that is probably unprecedented in history, but for the extreme Left, even this isn't fast enough.

The wave of robberies the city of Malmö is experiencing is part of a "war against the Swedes." This is the explanation given by young robbers from immigrant backgrounds. "When we are in the city and robbing we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes." This argument was repeated several times. "Power for me means that the Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet. We rob every single day, as often as we want to, whenever we want to." Swedish authorities have done virtually nothing to stop this.

How much water do you have to pour in before it isn't orange juice any more?
In September, another Islamist website claiming to speak for Ansar Al-Sunna, the Iraqi terrorist group, said the group had established "a small isolated training camp in southern Sweden."

"We wish to inform the Ummah," said the website, referring to the global Islamic community, "that the Army of Ansar Al-Sunnah in Sweden are well-trained to defend our holy countries ... having established a Mujahideen training camp, located in Skane [the region in southern Sweden that includes Malmo] ... with the help from Allah."