Moral cowardice is fear of upholding the good because it is good, and fear of opposing the evil because it is evil…
Moral cowardice is the necessary consequence of discarding morality as inconsequential. It is the common symptom of all intellectual appeasers…
Little is more disturbing to me than when someone, especially my age, reduces a difference of life and death, to a difference of opinion. It is disturbing because it sets life and death, on equal footing, and of “equal value”.
Of course, there is no compromise between life and death. When life and death combine, you get death. When poison and food combine, you get poison. When good and evil “combine”, you get evil. There is no middle ground, no half-way, no “meeting in the middle”.
What this looks like in daily life are these moral hippies who proclaim
- “everything works”
- “we’re all one”
- “it’s just a difference of opinion“
- “Of course I’m not judgmental“
Most recently people are upset with my personal judgments and attacks on Paul Krugman, scumbag extraordinaire, Nobel Prize winning slug of the century.
But can you be too harsh on rare individuals like Paul Krugman, who are not stupid, not confused, and not uninformed?
Probably not. Ayn Rand explains.
“… You can’t fight it by saying it’s merely a difference of opinion, it’s a difference of life and death.”
Most people that preach altruism, collectivism, and related garbage, are any combination of:
In fact, if you are a person of high self-esteem, these are default conclusions you make about people who come to seriously wrong errors in matters of life and death.
You do not default to character traits like …
- morally corrupt
- fundamentally bankrupt
In fact they’re probably not even on your radar, because that is not how you view the world, and you understand that man is a heroic being. Well newsflash, most people are clueless, confused, or just pain stupid on important subjects.
A few are any combination of the second list of traits. Yes, evil people exist, and they know exactly what they are saying. They are not confused when they say it, and they are damn intelligent. Some are even irreversibly corrupt, and beyond redemption.
Paul Krugman is such a man. A real life Ellsworth Toohey, who has managed to achieve a nice sized loudspeaker, to reach millions of people.
And the ultimate conclusion of the total sum of what he preaches is not a “matter of opinion”, it is death, suffering, and the destruction of every value you hold in life. Paul Krugman is not just a random economist promoting “bad economic policies”, he is explicit, he understands what he’s saying, and people follow him, like leeches.
Do you know what this statement means?
The literal meaning of this statement is that it is fair, decent, moral, and legal of a human being to put a gun to another person’s head (or have someone do it on their behalf), and take by force, what is that person’s property.
And if you refuse, jail. And if you refuse jail, death.
This statement by scumbag Krugman fundamentally pits man as a slave to his brothers. It states that individual human beings are obligated, have a duty, and are responsible for how “fair” life is for other human beings, who they had no part in creating, took no part in meddling with, and have nothing to do with.
It 100% rejects self-responsibility, and self-ownership. YOU are not the master over your own one life on this earth, everyone else is.
And WE will decide what “cut” we get of your property. 1%, 50%, or 100%. It’s up to “us” to decide.
I’ll say it again: Paul Krugman is a top tier, malicious scumbag of our day. The world would be better off if he tripped and broke his neck tomorrow.