Interesting bit over at Ace of Spades:
…The left does indeed engage in moral relativism– selectively.
For the enemies of America or Israel, or for the enemy of civilized, orderly society (say, the common street-murderer), the left does indeed engage in this analysis of moral relativism.
But what about for America itself, or Israel, or the family murdered by a “desperate” and poor lifelong criminal?
Does the left ever engage in the same moral relativistic thinking and say, of America, Israel, or a community outraged by murder, “Well, these people were scared. They felt as if they had no choice. Their anger can be excused and understood, and justified to some extent, because of the grievances they felt they had against their enemies.”
No– they do not. This moral relativism, the excusing and justifying of evil acts, is a one-way street only, only serving to apologize for people who kill Americans (or Westerners; the Israelis in this case are taken to be White Westerners)…
This has a lot of truth in it, but I don’t think it goes far enough. For us on the right, we like to have a mindset that people are reasonably decent and want what is best – and to a certain extent, this mindset is true but for the left “what is best” is immoral. Until we understand that what the left wants is flat wrong in the sense of being immoral, we won’t really be able to get atop them and prevent their actions.
Whenever you see a Republican office holder working with some Democrat and you get all blood-boiling about the GOPer going all RINO (as, say, Representative Ryan has in his working with Representative Gutierrez on immigration: Ryan’s reward for working across the aisle: “It is almost as though they despise and hate all of our children”, from Gutierrez in reference to Ryan’s fellow Republicans), understand that the Republican’s failure isn’t that he’s a RINO, but that he hasn’t grasped the fact that his Democrat counter-part wants an immoral outcome to the issue. You and I want justice and mercy – in regards to the illegals, this means that some of us are ok with some sort of amnesty, all of us wanting to secure the border so that we don’t further reward corrupt governments, criminal gangs and greedy employers, that we want a good and decent solution. Gutierrez, and the rest on the left, don’t want that. They want what is wrong – they want the corrupt governments, criminal gangs and greedy employers to keep profiting off this human misery; they want the borders open so ever more waves of illegals will come across; they want the American taxpayers to foot an ever larger bill for these people; they want a Third World dependent class to provide votes and domestic servants. Go ahead and try to point out that large numbers of these illegals are essentially being treated as slaves and horribly abused in transit and once in the United States and they simply won’t care – but they’ll call you a racist for wanting serious efforts to bring mercy and justice to the situation.
So it goes with all issues. On some the left will still pretend to want something akin to morality in their outcome, but that is getting rather thin and ever more discarded (remember when the liberals wanted abortion to be “safe, legal and rare”? – now they are pretty much in favor of round-the-clock federally funded abortion on demand and are just an ace away from agreeing with the advanced thinkers that abortion should be available for some months after birth). If you really look at it closely, what the liberals want is always something that is wrong – not just wrong in a practical sense, but wrong morally. Education – we know what needs to be done and where we’ve managed to claw out of the liberals a bit of rationality, the reforms work. But liberals don’t want reformed education – they want kids to be ill-educated and thus easily controlled and they want the system to be bloated with layers of bureaucrats who will then give time and money to support liberal political efforts. Crime – we know what needs to be done to control it, but liberals don’t want that…they don’t want poor neighborhoods filled with minorities to be properly policed; they want crime running rampant in those neighborhoods because that works to their advantage in terms of political power (high crime areas tend to have beaten down people who have bigger worries than which nitwit is President – if, indeed, much voting actually happens; I have my doubts – but as GOPers don’t campaign in such areas and criminals rule the streets, who can say if anyone actually votes? Or that the votes are accurately counted?). The War on Islamism – we know what to do; kill them until they are all dead or taken. But the left doesn’t want such a thing. They want the Islamists running loose because to stop them would require a moral understanding that those hayseed morons clinging to the guns and the Bible are morally superior to those firing rockets into Israel; they’d rather war and slaughter go on forever in the Muslim world than admit such a thing.
I think it might be in our best long term interests to just start calling them out on it all. When we debate the left on, say, an issue like Gaza just start saying the truth: “you guys simply want Hamas to win”. They’ll deny it, but its the truth – and if we keep stating the immoral outcome they desire, we’ll at least make them squirm as they try to dodge out of the problem…and that can help us in the project of educating a majority of Americans into understanding that the left is opposed to the basic desires of the American people. Don’t agree that they want good education for our children: they don’t. They want bad education as that suits their desires – call them out on it, repeatedly. “Mr. President, you just want bad education”. Again and again and again. If he tries to say “I want good education”, then keep pointing out that his programs and policies ensure bad education – and are so demonstrably for bad education that it must be his desire that the kids be badly educated. Don’t agree that they want a solution to the immigration problem – announce that their whole plan is to ensure that criminal gangs on the border can continue to rob, rape and murder the illegals. Say it – on TV: “the President’s plan is that poor, Central American kids be abused by criminal gangs”. The only way he can get out of it is by insisting on border security – but he can’t, because his plan is to have a pool of poor, uneducated, Third World dependents to vote Democrat and provide servants for the Ruling Class. Stop dancing around this – and stop assuming that people who are, for instance, ok with late-term abortions and want federal funds for Planned Parenthood are in any way, shape or form moral.
After all, by the time you’re ok with late-term abortions, good people, you’re only half a step away from throwing living babies into the fire to supplicate Moloch. Now, the people on the left are free to believe their immorality is a good thing – that is all fair in a democratic republic. But we know their immorality is wrong, and we know – far more importantly – that at least 70% of the American people agree on basic morality. Its just that 20-25% have been suckered by the left into believing that the left’s immorality is moral – and the suckering has been successful because we, too, have gone along with the con-job. Stop going along with it. Its not like someone has to assert specifically Catholic or orthodox Jewish morality – just assert basic morality; Natural Law, as it is called. The essentials – don’t lie, don’t steal, treat others as you would like to be treated. That kind of stuff – and then point out that the left is opposed to this.
They lie all the time; they like to lie – its fun and profitable! They get a kick out of it when they can sucker people (as, for instance, they are trying to sucker the people of Georgia into believing that Nunn is a Georgian). When they pull off a successful lie they preen themselves over it. They are actively engaged in stealing on a massive scale. Bill Clinton got $48 million in speaking fees while his wife was Secretary of State – he got it from people bribing him (and thus Hillary) for access in case Hillary is sworn in as President on January 20th, 2017. They are happy about this kind of stuff. They think it good! They want themselves to be treated as privileged elites while the rest of us are serfs. For you and me a 401K, for them a huge government pension. They are ok with murder; in fact, if you murder the right sort of people (police officers, Israelis, etc) then they’ll laud you as a hero. They love injustice. Nothing makes them happier than to see a person defined as the enemy (say, a white male) hauled over the coals and losing his job and perhaps getting jail time even though he broke no laws, or there is no proof of the lawbreaking. They love spying; they love the anonymous denunciation; they love to suppress free speech; they hate free exercise of religion; they hate independent producers of goods; they hate an armed population.
All I’m saying here is that we need to open our eyes to what is going on and then start fearlessly stating the truth. It can restore our nation – but even if it doesn’t, better to go down shouting the truth than to go down quietly agreeing with the liars.