Sunday, July 29, 2018

Ethical Revolution

     At what point is it ethical to overthrow a government?
     It should be noted a fairly elected government can potentially be overthrown every election cycle at the ballot box with no ethical concerns. As for an armed overthrow of a government, the question hinges more on opportunity for success than the ethics of the action itself. Some governments have been toppled for minimal reasons because the power to do it was in the hands of a motivated person or group of people while evil regimes thrive for lack of a fifth column.
     As a student of history and political science, my observation is ethics rarely enters into the equation of regime change beyond marketing the idea to potential supporters. Geopolitics is motivated by money and power, not idealism.

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