is the kind of ethical dilemma that might fry my brain. Too many unknowns.
But, despite my anxiety at the notion of messing with the past because
of the unseen ramifications it would have on the future, if it could
save 6 million Jews and stop the carnage of a World War, sure. But
would it? Or would another Hitler just take his place?
I dont know. I wouldnt kill him just because he was an
evil man and deserves it, because I have trouble with the notion of
killing anyone, but if I could see how it might definitely alter things
for the better by saving lives, then I would. But then again, the
dead no longer suffer, right? And we need the past to inform the future:
Without WW2 we might not have the Geneva Convention, we might not
have learnt the value of human rights, and might still be waiting
to learn it today (although people still are having trouble with that
very notion). We could find ourselves in a different future, maybe
in a concentration camp, becoming the lesson ourselves. In other words,
I have no idea what Id do!