Three cheers for the lesser evil!
October 17, 2012 § 23 Comments
Suppose Planned Parenthood has a bet riding on the Redskins game: if the ‘skins win, Death, Inc. gets a million dollars. Suppose Fertile Hope has a million dollar bet against the ‘skins.
[Edit: the stake comes from some neutral third party. The important bit is that if the Skins lose, FH gets a million. If the Skins win, PP gets a million. Tomahawk CHOP, Baby!]
Fifty thousand people are expected to show up for the game.
Is it rational for you to go to the game and shout “Go Fertile Hope!” based on your calculation that Fertile Hope getting a million dollars is a less evil outcome than Planned Parenthood getting a million dollars? Does your expectation about how you can personally affect the outcome of the game create a proportionate reason to go to the game and wave a little “Fertile Hope!” flag?