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Country: United Kingdom
Favorite book: The Joke by Milan Kundera
Member Since: Feb 9, 2009

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I Hate Being A Lawyer

Novel by Elliot Borges
Posted: May 17, 2015
A series of reflections on what amounts to a hideous...

The Blood on the Hands of the Ordinary

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: May 11, 2015
The unspoken holocaust that took place in the West in the...

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The Revenge of a Pyschopath

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: May 2, 2015
I don't want to get too personal about this.

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Cracow

Book by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 23, 2015
"Where do you go when the only one you want is gone?...

"An Enlightenment"

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 7, 2015
I wrote this in 2007. I would have then been 24. What...

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I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 7, 2015
Written in 2008.

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The Lawyer/Creep

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 7, 2015
Based on a true story.

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The Master: A Film With Two Faces

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
A Review of Paul Thomas Anderson's little seen and lesser...

The Breakfast Cereal Era

by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
My 2011 moving tribute to the modern day breakfast staple...

"The Problem With Language"

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
The work of an overstimulated mind in an exhausted body.

When Racism Is Not Racism

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
A critique of the discriminatory nature of British...

"The Starman"

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
Venturing as far into space as is possible whilst...

Era In Extremis: The Enigma of Extremism

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
This particular article, "The Enigma Of Extremism", asks...

"On Nationalism And Morality"

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
Setting out my case for the toxic impact of Nationalism...

"Insulting Our Intelligence"

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
My thoughts on the Ali G phenomenon in Britain (in 2009).

"For Emilia"

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
A Pure Love Affair Faithfully Presented

Writing Portfolio

I Hate Being A Lawyer

Novel by Elliot Borges
Posted: May 17, 2015
A series of reflections on what amounts to a hideous...

I Hate Being A Lawyer

Book by Elliot Borges
Posted: May 13, 2015
A series of reflections on what amounts to a hideous...

The Blood on the Hands of the Ordinary

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: May 11, 2015
The unspoken holocaust that took place in the West in the...

The Revenge of a Pyschopath

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: May 2, 2015
I don't want to get too personal about this.

Cracow

Book by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 23, 2015
"Where do you go when the only one you want is gone?...

"An Enlightenment"

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 7, 2015
I wrote this in 2007. I would have then been 24. What...

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 7, 2015
Written in 2008.

The Lawyer/Creep

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Mar 7, 2015
Based on a true story.

The Master: A Film With Two Faces

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
A Review of Paul Thomas Anderson's little seen and lesser...

The Breakfast Cereal Era

by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
My 2011 moving tribute to the modern day breakfast staple...

"The Problem With Language"

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
The work of an overstimulated mind in an exhausted body.

When Racism Is Not Racism

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
A critique of the discriminatory nature of British...

"The Starman"

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
Venturing as far into space as is possible whilst...

Era In Extremis: The Enigma of Extremism

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
This particular article, "The Enigma Of Extremism", asks...

"On Nationalism And Morality"

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
Setting out my case for the toxic impact of Nationalism...

"Insulting Our Intelligence"

Article by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
My thoughts on the Ali G phenomenon in Britain (in 2009).

"For Emilia"

Poem by Elliot Borges
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
A Pure Love Affair Faithfully Presented



A Question of Ethics:

Imagine the following scenario: (I am talking to the men here only).

On the walk to the tube station on the way home from work, you notice that you are walking behind a girl with a perfect body. An ass that is perfection. Amazing legs. All the rest. As she is walking, the miniskit that she is wearing keeps being dragged up her legs, because of its elasticity and the curvacious nature of her physical attributes.

Whilst you approach the station, a homeless man, strategically sitting at the main entrance asks you whether you could spare some change.

You barely notice him, distracted by the pure physical ecstasy of watching the girl walking ahead of you but you hear what he says.

You have been presented with a moral dilemma of sorts.

You could either stop to give the homeless man some change, and therefore contribute to the fund which goes some way to "sustaining" him, therefore missing the opportunity to catch the girl up and speak to her.

Or you could ignore the homeless man, tap the girl on the shoulder and say;

"Listen. I hate to interrupt the little show you are putting on for the various disreputable men of London but I really have to say, your skirt looks better up. Like this (raising it to where you want it). From a male perspective anyway. Which is all that matters, right?"

The utilitarian dilemma is not straightforward.

By helping the homeless man, you could be contributing some money to his food budget. But in the alternative, you could simply be funding a drink or drug habit that rendered him homeless in the first place. A valid argument could also be propounded that there is no good reason why a homeless person should be on the streets in London, given the abundant provision for shelter, and that the homeless man in question has therefore simply exercised a choice, namely a choice to beg on the streets for money which is in fact unlikely to be used to purchase food.

By stopping and talking to the girl, you are exercising a sexual freedom. This could of course be categorised as the exercise of a human right (the right to try and bed a beautiful woman, which is a right more fundamental to the dignity of man than any other I can think of). To this extent therefore, the act of stopping her in her tracks and speaking to her could be described as a moral act. A revolutionary one perhaps. However, by extension, if for example, the woman when tapped on the shoulder, were to turn around and reveal a face that was plain, this would somewhat obviously constitute an "abuse" of that human right.

The dilemma is therefore whether when faced with the choice to contrbute to a cause which is nominally a good one but in practice nuanced with hypocrisy and its own dangers, you instead dedicate that effort to achieving a happy outcome for yourself personally, at the risk of not "coming" at all.

 

 

 

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