by Brad Nelson 4/22/15
Ethel C. Fenig has an interesting report at American Thinker about a pre-Earth Day concert at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. where the Left left the usual mounds of trash:
And RedStater had an astute (and I believe definitive) comment:
Personal morality governs individual behavior, beliefs and values. Collective morality governs attitudes and emotional responses to larger social issues like climate change, animal welfare, Palestine, racism, sexism, gender issues, etc. Until it is understood that espousal and embrace of collective morality exempts and absolves the individual of personal moral failings, we will never understand the apparent hypocrisy. But generally, a “love for the planet,” . . . gives the individual license to behave any way they want.
Well said, RedStater. That’s exactly the point Dennis Prager has made as well, and explains people such as Ted Kennedy. Give cursory regard for the “cause” and it absolves you from your own crummy behavior. Sort of a re-run of Middle Age Indulgences.
By the way, Happy Earth Day. I think I’ll go urinate on a Starbucks or something. I feel those enviro-wacko vibes taking hold.
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