Edmund Burke Good Vs Evil

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Edmund Burke once stated, "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." As long as society exists the concept of good and evil will always be a central conflict. However, it is dangerous to simply believe that some people are innately good or bad. When talking about good and evil, good is the idea that people have the ability to empathize with other people, to feel compassion for them, and to put other people 's needs before their owns. In contrast, evil takes over when a good person is no longer able to empathize or care about another human being. By attempting to do nothing, good people show little concern for what evil is capable of doing. In order to stop evil and malicious acts from happening in society people are responsible for enforcing laws that stop these terrible acts, but by ignoring evil society allows good people to turn cruel and allows innocent bystanders to be hurt. The first ways in which evil can succeed is when people who try to do good ultimately end up doing harm. Evil can have many different meanings. One of those meaning is that evil is when one living individual stops seeing another living being as a living being. Many people underestimate the power of situation in driving behavior. A great example of this would be slavery. Slavery refers to a condition in which individuals are owned by others. Slavery destroyers…show more content…
The second way good people allow evil to flourish is when they allow evil people to hurt innocent bystanders. Although Burke quote still remains true in today 's society it is not completely true. There is a time when good men and women must come together to stop evil, but that only happens after an evil has already been established. It is when good individuals allow evil to establish and continue to grow that good people fail and innocents are hurt. For example, the 9/11 attacks happened in part because of Americas own intervention overseas. We allowed potentially evil men like Saddam
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