The Moral Equivalence Brigade

The idiotarians at Factivism have put up a couple of photos. Go take a look at them. They seem to want you to believe that there is some sort of moral equivalence between that and this. Let me consider that —

BRRRRAAAP!!! Sorry. Try again. It is a military parade. I would go to the same thing at the state fair here, and there would be lots of American flags around. I got to climb on an F-16. (Brand new at the time.) I got to crawl all over the old M-113 troop carriers.

What I didn’t get was fake bombs strapped to me. I wasn’t handed a live rifle. I wasn’t told that I should go blow myself up to kill some Joooos.

There is no moral equivalence here, and it is disgusting to think that some people can’t see the difference.

3 Comments

  1. Yossarian says:

    Sorry, despite your rant I still don’t see the difference. BTW, what’s a military parade? Hmmm, must be an American/Israeli thing.

  2. Phelps says:

    It is a display of military paraphernalia. Bring out the tanks, planes, jeeps, missles, etc, and put them on display to show what your tax dollars are being spent on.

    I guess you have to have a military worth bragging about before you start parading it.

    Moral equivalence is a bankrupt philosophy. It is the bastion of those who want to hide from having to acknowledge that choices have consequences.

  3. Yossarian says:

    Translation:

    “I guess I have to have a great big military worth bragging about so I parade it.”

    “Moral superiority is a my philosophy. It is the bastion of those who want to hide from having to acknowledge that their own poor choices have consequences.”