- CAN WE DO EVERYTHING AGAINTS HIV-AIDS?
In Bed with Hitler. Does the german educational campaign «AIDS is a mass murderer» makes sense? It looks like to have a good intention, but to have a good intention does not mean that it´s good or appropriate. It remembers me the words of the roman iurisconsultus Paulus who said that nom omne quod licet honestum est, i.d., «Not everything that is allowed is fair» (Digesto, Ad Edictum, LXII). The promoters may have forgotten the boomerang effect of the campain… I guess. I hope I may be wrong on this!
Barbara Hans wrote an article on Der Spiegel that is worth reading. Phantoms must be exorcized, but there are some things that should be keept at the boredom of history. Everything is not allowed, at least it should not… in Portugal, for instance, it would be illegal. But freedom is just that: to do what we want to. But… this is a question of morals, fundamentals of principles as it is said by John Finnis.