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Question When is the act of killing children 'evil' and when is it not?

applelover

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Do you think that it is interesting how certain events result in a violent public reaction compared to others?

For instance when you break it down Philpott killed 6 children by accident in an attempt to achieve his goals. He is rightly found guilty of manslaughter. There is public outrage fuelled by an intense level of media attention. Collective discourse determines that Philpott is evil.

However this story is also in the news:

Up to 12 civilians - 10 children and two women - are reported to have been killed and six women are believed to have been injured in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan.

Again if you break this down the pilot has killed 10 children by accident in an attempt to achieve his goals and those of NATO.

There will be no criminal sanctions taken against either the pilot or NATO. There will be no public outcry of anger. The incident will be described a collateral damage.

Disclaimer

I am simply asking a question and have reached an opinion myself. I'm playing devils advocate and so please don't come at me with righteous Daily Mail fuelled indignation as you do not know what my opinion is?
 
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