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This Jonah Goldberg piece in The Corner is a classic–one to print on acid-free paper and keep in a safe place.
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Goldberg makes a point that I’ve been trying to make since Phil Collins was just Genesis’s drummer:
What Maher, Raines, and Smiley fail to grasp is that all morality is based upon transcendence – or it is merely based on utilitarianism of one kind or another, and therefore it is not morality so much as, at best, an enlightened expediency or will-to-power. It is no more rational to vote based on a desire to do “good” than it is to vote based on a desire to do God’s will. Indeed, for millions of people this is a distinction without a difference – as it was for so many of the abolitionists progressives and civil-rights leaders today’s liberals love to invoke but never actually learn about.
Precisely. To be morality, it must commence from outside man, otherwise is mere sentiment, as Chesterton might say.