The Ticking Bomb
The most common argument for the ends justifying the means is “Would you torture someone if a bomb is about to explode and hundreds of people will die?” I think this scenario was in every season of 24.
But this never happens in real life.
The truth is, fear is often used as an argument instead of logical reasoning. Using fear shows a lack of creativity and faith in humanity.
The next time someone gives you an “ends justify the means” justification, what they’re really saying is because I said so.
It’s easy for the last resort to become the first resort.