Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Poor Judgment

American conservatives frequently rail at the liberal moral relativism. Conservatives consider this approach too non-judgmental, and too nuanced, lacking the framework for distinguishing good from bad or superior from inferior.

Good non-judgmental liberals, of course, think there may be something to this.

So, in an effort to be more judgmental, I will state unequivocally that stupid is not just another viewpoint. Stupid views do not deserve equal time. Stupid attitudes are not merely characteristics of some alternative culture. They are stupid. For example, …

Requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a trans-vaginal ultrasound? Stupid.

Clinging to the idea that President Obama is a foreigner or a Muslim or a Socialist? Stupid.

Teaching kids that creation myths are just as plausible as evolution? You know.

Ignoring culture, context and nuance and just being judgmental about everything? Stupid.

Oh, wait.

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