“Ethics is a logistical problem, Michelle. We may be reacting thru a moral or emotional justification but when it comes down to it — i mean come on. Do you actually love everyone? Actually love all humanity? Ethics in our modern day is a default of not being able to remove whom you disagree with. Diplomacy is the rationale after we realize that extermination is just not logistically feasible.
For example: The lumping of terrorism into ‘all Muslims’ is a reaction — it is a kind of Fruedian slip, a revealing of a suppressed desire that floods over view. Its not that really i might want All Muslims removed. It is that i cant remove the jihadist terrorists. I simply cant destroy them all. Let alone sort out who they might be. They are like heads of a hydra; i would have to destroy the whole animal at once, and this is just plain impossible.
Simply speaking, people will always react to create the social dissonance we expect in order to justify what we consider some emotional morality that we generalize as ethics…”
– Young Lee. At the First Talk Concerning Theoretical Value.