If two wrongs dont make a right, why does two negatives make a positive?

If two wrongs dont make a right, why does two negatives make a positive?

“I will conduct DA operations to destroy, exploit and seize designated targets. If unsuccessful or unable to meet objectives in these initial small scale offensive actions, I will reassess my BDA and re-attack until objectives are met. I have nothing to lose. My personal casualty means nothing. Just alike AAF’s, ACM’s, and AIF’s, you can not prevail against an enemy combatant who has no fear of death. An enemy who embraces death is a lose, lose situation for their enemy combatants.”

^ A piece from Chris Dorner’s manifesto. Full manifesto on link.

A great example of the “Two Wrongs Make a Right” fallacious reasoning is the current story of in the news about Chris Dorner and his recent killings in California. Everybody is mostly familiar with the topic. He reasoning for doing what he had done was because of the wrongs that were done by the police officers and other authority figures that he had witnessed to do horrible things. Because the higher authority power did nothing about the truths he told, he deceided he was going to do something about it himself.

Though the actions Chris took did not make anything right in the end. Just because the officers had done something wrong he obviously thought that it was okay for him to do something wrong. Just because someone else does something wrong does not make it okay for you to do something wrong. Because in doing so you become just as at fault as the other person. You dont become any better then them, you in fact, in my opinion are worse.


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