Ideas from 'talk' by Sidney Morganbesser [1970], by Theme Structure

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25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 1. Basis of justice
If everyone is treated with equal injustice, at least that is fair
                        Full Idea: When the police hit me over the head at the demonstration, it was unjust but at least it was fair, because they hit everybody else over the head.
                        From: Sidney Morganbesser (talk [1970]), quoted by PG - Db (ideas)
                        A reaction: An example of Morganbesser's famous wit, but this is the perfect and simplest riposte to Rawls's claim that justice is fairness. Horrific injustices can be distributed fairly, and often are, in prisons, schools, families and armies.