What do you think about this statement?
“There is a positive intention motivating every behavior, and a context in which every behavior has value.”
Is this true for all behaviors? This definitely is postmodern thinking, which is typically the theory behind a lot of “progressive” drivel. Is it possible for this level of asshattery to be true?
How far can this go? For example:
The positive intention of a white lie is to avoid hurting another’s feelings, and it may have value if the person on the other end of the lie is particularly vulnerable at that point.
The positive intention of drug trafficking may be to put food on the table for the family of the drug boss, therefore, the value would be providing sustenance for the boss’ family.
The positive intention of murder would be…
The positive intention of sexually victimizing somebody is…
Do you see where I’m going with this? Is there a point in which the aforementioned presupposition does not hold true? If it either is, or is not a universalized truth, how might this effect the way we govern society?