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He points out that this crisis will also be reflected in the crisis of our law with the disintegration of our ethical and legal systems and the substitute of one initially of force. The essence of the crisis consists of a devaluation of the ethical and moral norms of the legal system. Legal norms are increasingly considered as a device of the group in power for exploiting other less powerful groups and have thus lost their moral prestige which had been given to them through the connection with the religious base for legal sanctions. Since legal sanctions are now not based on a religious support they sooner or later have to be based on rude force as the only controlling power in human relationship. Hence the contemporary “might is right” is an essential feature of the crisis of our legal system. This crisis did not originate either suddenly or recently but rather is a generational change as the present ethical system has decayed the religious base on which the earlier moral and legal system was based. The sensate ethics and law were inherent in the utilitarian and ultimately hedonistic relative law. Any value as soon as it is put on a relativistic and utilitarian foundation is bound to retrogress and become more and more relative, more and more conventional until it finally reaches a stage of bankruptcy. As pleasure, utility, happiness and even the economic system would differ with different persons and different groups one is entitled to pursue them in any way one pleases and there is no moral sanction. The absence of any moral sanctions leads to inevitable clashes of individuals and groups over the power with no common standard to serve as an arbitrator. The ultimate result is the emergence of rude force assisted by fraud as the supreme and sole arbiter of conflicts.

When limitless relativism was introduced into the world of moral values their arbitrariness engendered conflict and struggle. This in turn produced hatred and hatred led to the use of brute force and bloodshed as the ultimate solution.

This is not just something that happened and is not just something that occurred because individuals such as Hitler or Stalin or Marx came along. It is rather the inevitable end result of the sensate ethics which prepared its own surrender to coercion. By liberating itself from a religious basis, from all absolutes and categorical moral imperatives, it became the victim of undisguised physical coercion and fraud."

In our present-day conflicted world it seems that legal decisions of international reach are valid only when advanced by the strongest nations.

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