by Brad Nelson 10/2/14
Because one is required to do more than just put up a link, I will make a few comments. But basically this blog post amounts to little more than “read this”: Something is Rotten in the State of Europe.
Here’s an excerpt:
It was difficult not to be reminded of this advice when reading that a majority of Germany’s Ethics Council recently called for the abolition of legal constraints upon incest. Referring to a case in which a man had entered into a relationship with his biological sister, the Council declared: “The fundamental right of adult siblings to sexual self-determination has more weight in such cases than the abstract protection of the family.”
Note the association by a group of moral philosophers of the expression “fundamental right” with incest, but also their linking of the word “abstract” with the family. Language matters, and these words speak volumes about the health of academic ethical reflection in Europe today. Could it be, however, that this and similar developments reflect a deeper unhinging that’s well underway throughout the Old Continent, especially Western Europe?
Bascially this is Samuel Gregg playing Mark Steyn. And rather than this being a back-handed compliment, we need more people like Mr. Gregg to be pointing out the obvious truth of the degradation of Western Civilization by the lunatic ideas of the Left. Thank you, Mr. Gregg.
And that part about incest being a “right” should lead everyone to the same conclusion: There are some ideologies that are of the type that they have no “off” switch. There have no equivalent of the idea of “up to a point.” Much like libertarianism, Progressivism is a zealous ideology that can’t seem to do anything else but take every one of its ideas and ram it to the lengths of absurdity.
Brad is editor and chief disorganizer of StubbornThings.
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