necessary evil

Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.

  • Fred Miller

    a necessary evil is a contradictory statement simply because if something is necessary it can’t be evil and, if it is evil, it can’t be necessary. Another way of saying it is; the ends justifies the means. Which according to V.I. Lenin, ” You have to break eggs in order to make an omelette! Josef Stalin interpreted this by killing 50 cossacks to implement his 5 year plan.

    Fred Miller