Writing about Karma today, debating with Mr. This is This over what is what. Here's an excerpt of our dialogue:
Cliff: If you are kind and loving to the man who is kicking your dog, then you're not helping anyone. The man doing the kicking is already suffering - you shouldn't be afraid of adding to it a little bit just because you think it might not be the right thing to do.
Me: Kicking the guy who is kicking your dog doesn't really help him, or the dog, or you become free from suffering. You just get to be known as "the guy who kicks people who kick his dog" - very bad karma.
Read the whole dialogue, as it happens, here: