Today is the day……the final minutes of the Alabama election…..after tonight the news can move on to the next story they would like to beat to death…..what fresh Hell will suck the air out of the news?
You know when the news is so concerned about a candidate and his horse then the whole of society needs a re-make. What is by-product of horse digestion called?
But until that time…..how about a short quiz?
What would you think if I wrote…..”a ship named ‘Monkey Business'”?
Think back to 1987…….presidential politics……..come up with anything?
Gary Hart……his presidential dreams were brought down by a photo of a blond sitting on his knee…….keep that in mind and now fast forward to today……look at the president not even a audio tape could bring him down and now some big eared judge from Alabama with 8 accusations of sexual content and he is leading in the polls…….what happened to America from 1987 to 2017?
What counts as virtue among Western elites? As Aristotle teaches, if you can identify what a society considers to be virtuous or good, you can understand the moral outlook of that society’s institutions, from its schools to its foreign policy. One needs only to study any gathering of American elite culture to see that virtue, traditionally centered in personal character, has become redefined as public sympathy for humanitarian causes. When watching any cultural awards program, for example, one is treated to a parade of “beautiful” souls voicing support for myriad progressive causes. This moral preening has become so commonplace that a term has developed to characterize it: “virtue signaling.”
The West’s moral outlook is now animated by the widespread belief that virtue is measured by one’s professed sympathy for causes such as combatting homelessness, extending civil rights for various protected groups, and decrying poverty in far-off places. The more publicly ostentatious one is in attaching oneself to these causes, the more virtue one is assigned by our elite culture.
I cannot say about western society but it sure as well is ruining the US of A.