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Is there ever any justification, morally or legally, for genocide against a particular group?

  • It depends on whose side you are on.

    When trying to figure out weather or not genocide is morally right or wrong, it depends on which side you are on. In my recent debate on weather or not evil exists, I said that Evil cannot exist because when one side believes that they are doing what they believe to be right, then they cannot be evil.

    If the party committing the genocide believes that it is for the greater good, which is always the case in genocide, then it is morally right in their eyes. If they are committing genocide then then they have what they feel to be a good reason, Justification. The rest of the world may not agree, like in the case of Hitler, but as I said, it depends on whose side you are on.

  • Never say never.

    When trying to justify a genocide, you may take a look at wars of the past, if we had destroyed the Germans in ww1, would they have committed the crimes of the Holocaust? What if we ended the war on terror, by simply eliminating the groups of people responsible? We have many instances where one might think that eliminating a race or group could solve a problem. Whats your opinion?

  • Some types of people shouldn't exist

    Genocide should be justified if the race/religion has committed many evil acts or if they are attempting a unjustified genocide of another race/religion it is only morally right especially if they are trying to take control of the world most counter arguments imply that its murder but so is killing someone on death row so if death row is justified for the worst of the worst so should genocide.

  • Islam must go.

    Elimination of Muslims would make the world more peaceful and would be a net improvement in human rights. Islam is at war with the whole world, from the West, to Russia, to Africa, to China. Islam is also oppressive and regressive to human beings (oppressing women, killing gays, killing Christians and Jews, etc.). Islam should be eliminated.

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    Speaking from a species vs species only point of view (Humans vs Alien), and if there was no other peaceful ways to secure the future of both species i would except it. Without belittling or dehumanizing them and if they where trying to do the same, the only way to ensure the safety of humanity would be to eliminate them. Its hard to explain this without sounding like a Nazi but i want my species to live and would do what ever it takes to ensure that.

  • The untermensch must be eliminated

    The untermensch pollute the earth, waste its resources and corrupt our bloodlines. They ravage the gene pool, since humans have long since destroyed the system of natural selection by playing god. This will lead to genetic diseases and further suffering to them and to the world in the long run.

  • The untermensch must be eliminated

    The untermensch pollute the earth, waste its resources and corrupt our bloodlines. They ravage the gene pool, since humans have long since destroyed the system of natural selection by playing god. This will lead to genetic diseases and further suffering to them and to the world in the long run.

  • It solves problems.

    There are times when its the only viable, logical solution to a problem. There is a point when morals become irrelevant and the only question is, "Will this end this problem?" Like, for example, if a particular culture's values are incompatible with the rest of the civilized world, and the only real solutions are either wipe them out or surround them with guns and shoot anyone who tries to leave.

  • Some people are dangerous to the rest of the world.

    Think of it like this. The world is being drawn into a sort of symbiotic state of tranquility. There is no shockers any more. I see a kid died of the news this morning and i feel like (Oh to bad glad it wasn't me) there's no outrage anymore. People are becoming complacent and uneducated to the point where there is no alternative but to remove these people from a constructive society.

  • So many problems, but genocide is NEVER a solution....

    One of the most divisive traits of humans is our need to separate based on differences we see between each other. So instead of trying to unite, we decide that separation, and ultimately, elimination, is the answer? There is no justification for these actions, ever. No person, much less an entire race, is predetermined to do anything. In hindsight, you can go on forever on what could have been done to prevent any given situation. We can't see the future, but if we could work together to solve problems, without violence, it would the best solution. If only.

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  • 40% of people said yes?

    I wanted to find out whether there were actually people in this world who thought genocide is justifiable and I found that 40% of people who were asked this question said yes. I have nothing to say other than these people are beyond convincing. They are the type of people who say, if everybody in the world was equal make them unequal, if there is no oppression, make sure there is oppression, if there are no oppressors then bring about oppressors, if there are no classes between people and people and people had economic, make sure there are economic classes. If there is no violence make sure there is violence. If the world perfect, make sure it is imperfect. If human rights are being obeyed perfectly, make sure there isn't a trace of human rights left in the world. If everybody were perfectly happy, make sure there are some people who are unhappy. If people aren't oppressed for the sake of the endless luxury of other people, make sure that they are oppressed so that people could engage in endless luxury until the end of time. I have something to say to the 40% of people who said yes, although I have no hope that it will change their mind. Someone said that genocide s justifiable if it's to prevent a crime, such as killing all the Germans to prevent the genocide of Jews. In other words, genocide should be committed to prevent genocide. What part of this makes sense? And then the person says genocide is to be committed against all terrorist groups in the war on terror. First of all, genocide is something that is committed against a major group of people, mainly minorities and majorities. Minorities are ethnicities, races, religions, creeds, major groups of people who are trying to make positive contributions to society. TERRORISTS ARE NOT MINORITIES. And another thing, the main thing I wanted to say is that, if you had a ship with 100 extremely innocent people who have never committed a single crime, I don't think it would be logical to sink the entire ship of people to punish the one person. If you wanted to punish the one person, you would seek out and arrest him. If you think otherwise, well I don't know what to say to you.

    As a student of human rights, one would normally recognize that genocide is a sane action. It is perpetrated because the people who perpetrate are conditioned into believing it is the only right course of action. Yet, sometimes you just can't help but think that the people who do it are utterly sadistic and psychopathic freaks who just love doing what they are doing, and the supporters of genocide are the same.

  • People Said "YES" To This?

    What the hell? There are actually those who think that making a clean sweep of an entire collaboration of people---women, children, infants, and invalids included---could ever be the only and/or best way of solving a problem? Where are we living, Bedrock? Dear god, this world needs help. What is wrong with people?

  • Then murder would be legal...

    One of the most awful crimes any person can commit is murder. It would be completely archaic to morally and/or legally allow not just a murder, but a mass SYSTEMATIC murder of individuals. To the opposition's argument of preventing Germans from committing the hate crimes of the Holocaust, you could say that would prevent it, but nothing is ever certain. Eliminating a group of people based on the suspicion that they may cause problems is paranoia to such an extreme level that one would be willing to take someone's life for uncertain safety. There are always better alternatives to solving problems with others than by killing them off. We have proven that before and still prove that today by the agreements, treaties, accords, etc. that countries and groups participate in annually. The actions of the past give us all the more of a reminder to never repeat such an atrocity, even if some proclaim preventative measures.


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