Pyramid Philosophical

Friday, November 10, 2006


What constitutes loyalty? This seems to vary a great deal between people. Take for example the undying loyalty that some families display: one member causes the death of a person not connected to that family, but loyalty demands support for the person responsible regardless of culpability.

This is fine up the point of determining guilt. If found guilty, support is still expected. Even demanded. The undying loyalty after the fact. The ridiculous notion that blood is thicker than water.

I adopt the philosophy that the individual is responsible for their action (or inaction) and nobody else. If shame is brought upon the family then this is the effect of the individual's actions. They are responsible for all of that. The aftermath. The lot. Culpability is clear: it is simply the individual found responsible for the situation. Loyalty does not enter the situation.

Support and loyalty are not the same.


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