Monday, December 31, 2007

Moral Equivalence Depravity

The following is a remark from Iraq the Model's comment's section by longtime commenter and fellow Canuck, Brian H. It's too perfect to paraphrase, so I'm quoting it in full:

About equivalence:

"For those who are OK with simple math, please excuse the extra sentence or two in the following for those who are not:

If you (as a card-carrying progressive) want to make the argument that all cultural standards and values are the same, and that no one is qualified to judge one good and the other evil, then (whichever is actually good and the other evil) you are assigning both the same (average) amount of respect and support. It is necessarily true that this will be a lower level than the good (whichever it is, even if unknown) deserves, and more than the evil does. That's how averages work: they are lower than the upper bounds and higher than the lower ones.

The inevitable result of this is to debase the good and exalt the evil.

Since you deny all opinions any claim to validity, no one is permitted to have any. Assuming we consent to this, there is one condition: apply it to yourself first. This invalidates the opinion that choices cannot be made, and removes you from the discussion.

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out."


Blogger huffb1 said...

Happy New year and all the best to you and your family Louise.

December 31, 2007 7:51 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Same to you, Huff. Thanks for visiting my blog.

January 01, 2008 11:25 am  

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