Second, there is the order of explanation I have proposed, on which it is our hatred of pain that is basic (and in some way a response to pain's objective badness
for us), and evolution selected for beings for whom injury merely happened to be painful, thereby leading to injury being painful for all of us today.
So in the Flint example, your brain anticipates a threat and your cortisol level spikes, readying your body for action, but a feeling of general badness
calls for no specific action.
I submit that crying foul strategies pressure even reluctant auditors to repair or abandon questionable tactics by making a norm determinate, and by making manifest the badness
of the tactic and that the speaker who cries foul is exercising forbearance.
In both Richard II and Richard III, one decision constitutes a tipping point that solidifies badness
by providing for the basis for the badness
Set in the opening of a dark railway tunnel, Sweetness and Badness
is a dramatic chamber opera, which tells the stories of a young woman physically abused by her lover, a school dropout traumatised by the actions of his brutal father, and a nerdy wannabee so anxious for peer group pressure he's willing to risk everything.
One of the many virtues of Bad Modernisms lies in its recognition--lucidly articulated by its editors; richly and variously explored by its contributors--that the potential goodness of badness
of goodness were as central to and muddled in modernism itself as they have been to and in our own subsequent critical revaluations of its histories.
The idea that this poor woman who only wanted to do something good for a country that has seen so much badness
inflicted upon it, could be punished for such a ridiculous "crime" is abhorrent.
If we seek the source of badness
, GKC says, we need look no further than the human heart.
"In our attempt to get rid of the badness
of that word, we want to turn it around and make it acceptable.
One could say that Koether was one of the few artists who actually took the notion seriously, pushing it to extremes--literally performing badness
. Indeed, her work was not thought to belong in the "bad painting" category--in part, no doubt, because she eschewed the overt irony of her male colleagues like Albert Oehlen or Werner Buttner, who used bitter, often bawdy humor to appropriate and critique political commonplaces and cultural cliches.
Here and now, I was allowed to grieve and celebrate these dear people in all their goodness and badness
, their quirks and habits, their unachieved dreams, their life's small successes.
But their "badness
" in degree or kind does not excuse in degree or kind any "badness
" of our own or conducted in our name.