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Is it justified to give a dictator a tit-for-tat treatment?

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  • Forget About the Dictators, What Can We Do For People Around the World?

    Why are there starving people in some countries? Why don't we have universal access to health care and education in every country? Why do some places not have treated running water or electricity? Why don't we put together a plan to help develop the developing world and show them how to keep it that way? The form of government won't mean anything if these people are trapped in poverty.

  • No Tit for Tat: Tit and Tat Tat

    The reality is that most dictators are accustomed to bullying people and throwing their weight around. Bully or not, people won't respect you if they think they can get away with bad behavior. Tit for Tat is bad for two reasons: it's insufficient punishment for bad behavior, and it's predictable. Clearly you want to punish a dictator where it hurts, and not injure innocents, but punishment or negative conditioning is effective in molding behavior. Second, responses should depend on a situation, because people will cross a devil they get to know.

  • No.

    Tit-for-tat isn't even a good idea on a smaller scale, let alone on a scale as large as with our global leaders. They make decisions for all of their people, not just themselves. The gravity of this should have an equal gravity on the consequences when injustices are performed. This is not the right approach.

  • 2 Wrongs Do Not Make a Right

    Dictators who abuse their people often do so on the scale of thousands, or even millions, of poor souls who are held at their mercy. They are only one person. Whatever happens to them will not equal that magnitude. To see them punished properly, without tit-for-tat treatment, will help to give their victims vindication.


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