Ethics Quiz: It’s Greek To Me!

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This story seems very Greek based on the attitudes and actions I observed through the years on the part of my mother and the large Greek side of my family. Greeks have a, shall we say, unique concept of ethics, which is interesting, given that ancient Greece was the home of all the earliest ethicists.

Mass fake vaccinations have been taking place in dozens of vaccination centers throughout the homeland, as doctors and nurses are accepting a standard bribe fee of 400 euros to get Wuhan virus vaccination cards but don’t want the real shot. They are getting water shot into them instead, or think they are. Mega TV  is reporting that many doctors are taking the money but secretly using the vaccine instead of water. This means that the vaccination cheats aren’t cheating, but only think they are. Meanwhile, the doctors and nurses rationalize that they have earned their 400 euros because they are keeping the public safe, preventing a fraud, and benefiting those bribing them even though they’ll never know it.

To summarize, the vaccine resisters are avoiding the government’s vaccine requirements by getting fake confirmation of immunity from doctors and nurses who are accepting bribes to provide fake vaccinations, using water instead of the vaccines. But many of them are really using the vaccines and pretending the shots are just water. They are accepting the bribes, but not really doing what they agreed to do. So the vaccine fakes think they are pulling a fast one, except their vaccine confirmation cards really are genuine; they just think they are fake. Meanwhile, the technically corrupt doctors and nurses are keeping their bribes.

Your Ethics Alarms Ethics Quiz this Sunday is…

What’s going on here? Who’s ethical, if anybody? Who’s unethical?

13 thoughts on “Ethics Quiz: It’s Greek To Me!

  1. Trainwreck. Straight up trainwreck. None of it is ethical. Much if it is highly unethical. And it will cause predictable negative outcomes for decades to come.

  2. “What?! How dare my subordinates take bribes… and then fail to keep their end of the deal… and deny me my cut! I won’t put it on their permanent record, but they owe me for this!”

    Forget the bribes; they’re medical professionals who are injecting people with a substance explicitly without permission (and with no lives in immediate danger), and they’re lying to them in order to do that. If they don’t see anything wrong with that, I contend their ability to practice medicine should be suspended until they figure it out.

  3. They say vaccine mandates are driving vaccination in the US. Are they? Or are people just buying fake vaccination cards off of Etsy?

    The mandates themselves are unethical. Coercion is not consent. Coercion will drive unethical behavior.

    Lying to your patients about what you inject them with is unethical. If those patients have side effects and don’t know what they were injected with, how will they get proper treatment?

    Healthcare workers taking bribes is unethical. Whether you did what you said you would or not, it undermines public trust.

    Paying to fake your vaccination status is also unethical. Stand up for what you believe in. Starting your own double blind placebo study, where one of the blinds is the public and another is the government, is not helpful. If an unknown number of people took saline instead of the vaccine, the side effect numbers are completely unknown.

    If this sort of behavior is going on in Greece, it is probably going on everywhere. This behavior is also entirely the government’s fault. It was entirely foreseeable that using humans as lab rats would lead to creative escape routes out of the maze. Again, coercion is not consent. Consent is required for trust.

  4. If I’m paying 400 euros for a fake vaccination card, no one is bringing a needle, water filled or not, anywhere near me. I’m sure, after this report, that the people paying these bribes will demand the same thing.

    Regarding the ethics: I give myself permission to lie when someone asks something that is none of their business. I don’t regard lying to the government about vaccination status as unethical either — it is none of their business and a person shouldn’t have to pay the potentially steep cost of openly refusing the vaccine (lose of livelihood and access to essential services).

  5. The unethical stuff here is when someone breaches faith. The health staff did that whether they gave fake vaccines or real vaccines under the pretence of pretending, so they are definitely in the wrong either way, but there is no obligation on people to do what they only agree to under pressure. Whereas it would be unethical for someone to get and use a fake certificate if vaccination were voluntary, there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing that in the face of pressure; no faith is given, so none can be breached. So the buyers are off the hook, in these circumstances. It is a case of “the strong do as they will, the weak do as they must”* backfiring on the strong.

    * A Greek ethical precedent: the Athenian reply to a plea for mercy Athens received from Malos (now called Melos, since the Athenian genocide that followed).

  6. As already stated, ethics train wreck. The government is unethical for trying to force vaccines on people, the people bribing medical staff are unethical for trying to get the medical to violate law, and the medical staff are unethical for accepting the bribe, doubly unethical for not going through with their side of the deal.

    An argument can be made that the citizens who are trying to bribe the medical staff are only participating in a bit of civil disobedience against an unjust mandate. However, the bribing itself is what’s unethical. There are other ways of participating in civil disobedience that do not include committing other crimes.

    • In this situation, there is nothing unethical about the bribing, only the receiving of bribes. Those bribing have made no commitment to what is being done to them, unlike the receivers of bribes – in this situation. Simply, there is no obligation to accept laws that is as absolute as that, and this particular case is one in which such an obligation does not apply. It is as acceptable to breach such laws as it was to use the black market in countries occupied by Germany. Compare and contrast the film Casablanca.

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