It makes me sad when I hear about some of the problems in this world. However, when it comes to the issue of "means versus ends," I think that progressives are making a mistake in "how" they are trying to help others. First of all, I dislike crime, discrimination, poverty, and war. What I would like to point out is that there is another big problem and involves the means that people use to achieve their ends, which includes progressives.
I define manipulation as trying to get someone to do something that they do not want to do, whether that person likes it or not. There are two main paths that define manipulation, coercion and deception. Also, it must explicitly be noted that manipulation concerns a means to an end. Trying to get rid of crime is a good thing, but such a thing would be tarnished if manipulation was used, and it is. The same goes for discrimination, poverty, and war. A person can be very benevolent and still be manipulative! This does include progressives.
I would like some feedback. Thank you.