In “Some Moral Minima,” Goodman states, “if it is true that no norm can be made unless some other is compromised, and are there no rules to tell us that principles are principles – no norms delineating concretely, and uncompromisingly, wrong from right?” (Goodman, 2010, p. 87) Every society has customs and traits that make them distinctive to which each of these customs belong to people. Cultures and societies all have different moral standards. Lenn E. Goodman, states that we as humans and the societies we constitute can be wrong, unjust, vicious, tragically or self-deceivingly (Goodman, 2010, p. 88). When it comes to right and wrong, there is because neither what is virtuous within a particular individual, culture nor society’s
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Terrorism is a criminal act that influences an audience beyond the immediate victim, and commits an act of violence that draws the attention of the population, government, and the world (Terrorism research). Goodman explains that Terrorists explode the values they claim to fight. Their victims’ blood blurs and blots whatever ends were meant to justify the carnage (Goodman, 2010, p. 89) We all remember September 11, 2001 and how many innocent lives and people where effected, and that that is what they aim for. The more devastating the damage, the more inhumane, the more avidly is it sought by the strategist, ideologues, and theologians of terror (Goodman, 2010, p. 90).
Hostage taking and child warriors are parallel violations of human dignity (Goodman, 2010, p. 90). Hostages are chosen for impact or for torture, and brutal execution as the world is made a spectator through the media, or internet (Goodman, 2010, p. 90). Children warriors are children under the age of 18 who are part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity (Kaplan, 2005)
Slavery, polygamy, and incest are some of the deepest exploitations. They do not destroy our freedom, unlike murder (Goodman, 2010, p. 90). Slavery you are kept alive, and even given false promises (i.e. living, employment, safety). As of today, slavery has been abolished. There still is slavery that is happening today, but is often slips under the radar.