Let’s talk morality.
I’m an atheist. All my life I’ve heard people talk about how there’s no morality outside of religion, and how people like me have nothing stopping them from just deciding to kill. How moral without an anchor in divinity are flexible and relative. How we could never elect politicians like me, because of that “danger”.
Which brings me to the thing that triggered this post: on Wednesday a conservative christian Senator declared that if a US ally was going to “ethnically cleanse” another US ally, it might be ok to get out of their way and let them.
No attempt to hide the ball. No using weasel words to try to pretend it wasn’t genocide. No attempt to walk it back. He came right out and even used the phrase “ethnically cleanse”, as if it was just another part of normal international relations between friends. As of this posting, he’s standing by that position.
And I haven’t heard the moral arbiters in his party rebuke him for it at all. So that’s where we stand now. “Ethnic cleansing” isn’t the kind of thing that needs to be denounced anymore. And that’s the bottom of the barrel. There’s no further to go now that genocide is ok.
I wish I was shocked, but we’ve been racing here for some time now. And this story will be forgotten by tomorrow.
And thus, morality is dead in America.