Everyone else should stop acting as if the students’ conduct was courageous, desirable, and peachy keen. It wasn’t.
Is it me, or is it getting awfully dusty in here?
Boehner’s statement is infuriating, because it represents a cultural trend that obliterates leadership accountability and responsibility, and that will be crippling if it continues.
This is consequentialism. It’s ridiculous.
Chris Wallace was making his audience dumber and less ethically astute. We judge actions and decisions based on the quality of the choice when it is made, which includes a rational, well-reasoned analysis of its likely results. By Wallace’s logic, driving home from the Christmas party smashed is only a mistake if you crash, kill someone, or get arrested. The sober party goer who gets killed by a drunk driver as he drives home, in Wallace’s reasoning, made a mistake going to the party at all.
Unfortunately, there is no way for a manager, like Williams, to make the “right decision” from the outset the way most people evaluate such things.
The power of consequentialism. People just can’t help themselves.
In 1968, Detroit Tigers manager Mayo Smith made us all a little dumber and more unethical. Sports will do that.
I never said ethics was easy.
First read the story, then find the omitted pun.