I am hopping slickwilly’s answer to the ethics quiz about “Above the Law” editor and social justice warrior taking offense at a Georgetown Law Center prof’s exam question over several other languishing but equally deserving Comment of the Day. The main reason is that it’s witty and mordantly funny, and it made me laugh out loud.
Yes, it qualifies as a rant, and I know there’s a line of long-standing in the Comment policies that says “political rants are not welcome.” However, as readers here know, every rule has exceptions, and several apply to slickwilly’s work. To begin with, any literary form, if executed well, is worthy of respect. Second, Ethics Alarms bestows special privileges on regular commenters here, who add so much to the content and quality of the blog. Finally, I have to concede that sometimes only a rant will do.
The astounding hypocrisy, dishonesty and Orwellian tactics of the “resistance” appear to be immune from rational, traditional analysis. When, for example, Mr Trump’s enraged and hateful foes accuse him of being a fascist while they encourage their supporters to physically intimidate anyone who supports the President, or say that Trump endangers democracy as they attempt to undermine public trust in the President and the nation’s institutions, dispassionate arguments fail to have much impact—it is, as I have said at various times, like arguing with lunatics or toddlers. Rants can provide special clarity by crystallizing the frustration and anger created by trying to engage ethically with a shamelessly unethical adversary. I don’t want rants to become the currency of the realm here, but this one is timely and skillful.
Here is slickwilly’s Comment of the Day on the post, “Ethics Quiz: The Insensitive Exam Question”:
“Was the professor’s exam question unethical, as in irresponsible and uncaring?”
Color me surprised that a progressive hack found something to be offended by.
What, President Trump not taken to Twitter lately? Was this a slow news day in Mystal’s neck of the woods? Weren’t there pygmies in Africa with acne to write about? No pictures of swimming polar bears denoting some perceived deficiency with their habitat, undoubtedly caused by evil man?
‘Snowflake’ is an apt term for what academia and progressives are indoctrinating students into becoming.
If you cannot stand up to the adversity of life, cannot even hear a point of view not dictated by your progressive masters;
If you cannot stand to be reminded that the thing you are outraged about TODAY was the thing you endorsed YESTERDAY;
If the mere presence of a designated ‘deplorable’ on campus sends you fleeing to a room with coloring books and puppies;
If the term ‘safe’ implies a space and not a condition of a runner in Baseball;
If you believe in violence against those who disagree with progressive cant, yet self defense by those attacked is not a natural and correct response;
If you believe that everyone should pay ‘their fair share’ yet complain when YOU have to pony up;
If you believe that Roe-v-Wade is written in stone, yet Heller-v-District of Columbia should be reversed upon a whim; Continue reading