Morality, Anti-Morality, and the Left-Wing Great Hate-Hustle

The fashionable watchword this political season is morality.  Left-wing voices, especially, are heard providing moral instruction.  Here a moral, there a moral, everywhere the left is moral.  In listening closely to the subject matter of left-wing moral discourse, one notices only political issues – not real problems of everyday life – and one mental sin: hate. Left-wing moral theory seems uninterested in the quandaries presented by human weakness – greed, lust, anger – which affect everyone.  Instead, left-wing moral proclamations address transgressive political attitudes, which in turn are alleged to make their right-wing adversaries "haters."  The ACLU no longer defends political speech that its members' morality deems hate.  And they are finicky about hate.  Particular hates, however old and irrelevant, such as Nazism, are now so intolerable as to supersede the First Amendment for those hard-left defenders...(Read Full Article)

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