I did not say that one killing is not evil. But isn't killing millions worse than killing just one or two? You think that the scale does not matter?
Scale is just scale. It is because small, insignificant deaths do not matter that even great numbers do not matter. The meaning is the same in each case, but because that meaning is denied to the poor dead, the individual dead, the woman or child dead, the old dead; that meaning has lost in application to numbers. So is it twice the crime to kill twice the people? Clearly, outrage has its limits. Some numbers of dead are beyond conception. Some crimes are beyond conception. But they remain beyond conception because we allow so much in the way of death on small scale and large that we cannot call one more just and another more evil. We all play a part in it. In the sense that we define violence by speed, or savagery, when in fact, it is a certain intent to not help, but harm, that is violence. Violence is done by us all. We intend good to ourselves and turn away from ill effects. What are those effects? How does the meat appear on our tables? Who has to die in some foreign land for our cars to roar to life? We tolerate death. We tolerate disease. We tolerate war, abuse, misery, and poverty knowing all the time that it breeds monsters. Does it seem right to condemn every criminal in Russia or Germany or Africa when they are so carefully bred and set upon the path of disaster? As a concept, one just cannot be more just than another. If each has passed that threashold then each is just. One cannot be more evil than another, but only more determined in the pursuit of that God.