I’m so happy that Jester Joe told us we have to make America moral again. I agree. And the first step toward that end is to root out corrupt, lying old geezers like Biden himself.
Sure, Jester Joe is good for a few laughs now and then (e.g., joking about the Indian accents at Dunkin’ Donuts, telling a guy in a wheelchair to stand up, and proclaiming Barack Obama to be “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean”). But when push comes to shove, you can be sure Jester Joe will always adhere to the Dirty Dems’ weapons of choice — Lie, Steal, Cheat, and Deceive.
So, what, exactly, does Jester Joe mean when he says he wants to make American moral again?
- Does “make America moral again” mean lying about being a Native American in order to get preferred treatment when applying for a teaching position at a prestigious university?
- Does “make America moral again” mean it’s okay for a United States senator to claim he’s a Vietnam veteran even though he’s never set foot in Vietnam?
- Does “make America moral again” mean having an illicit sexual relationship with the married mayor of San Francisco?
- Does “make America moral again” mean trying to shut down a fast-food restaurant because you disagree with the owner’s religious beliefs?
- Does “make America moral again” mean destroying a squeaky-clean Supreme Court nominee and his family in an effort to thwart his confirmation?
- Does “make America moral again” mean keeping a just-born infant “comfortable” until his mother decides whether or not to kill him?
- Does “make America moral again” mean refusing to condemn anti-Semitic rhetoric in the United States Congress?
- Does “make America moral again” mean spying on an opposing political campaign in an effort to rig an election?
- Does “make America moral again” mean urging people to harass members of the president’s cabinet and drive them out of public places?
- Does “make America moral again” mean refusing to accept election results or the results of a two-year investigation into “Russian collusion?”
Make America moral again, indeed. Based on my moral standards, everything on this abbreviated list is immoral.
Now, let’s get real. Arguably, the most important ingredient in morality is freedom. No human being can claim the moral high ground so long as he deprives, or attempts to deprive, another person of his freedom.
It’s not surprising that virtually everything the presidential clowndidates in the Democratic field say they intend to do if they become president is anti-freedom, starting with their free-everything promises. Even before the takeover of the Democratic Party by the Radical Left, Democrats have always favored policies that curtail individual freedom and increase government power.
Thus, it is not hard to understand why liberals, by and large, are the most immoral people on the planet. You can’t be moral if you’re anti-freedom. And what makes them especially reprehensible is their hypocritical obsession with positing themselves as the arbiters of morality. Day in and day out, they lie, steal, cheat, and deceive, yet through it all they insist on lecturing their fellowman on the importance of morality — their idea of morality, that is.
Which brings me to the Absolute Moralist, a creature I first wrote about in Looking Out for #1. As I explained at the time, the lifetime mission of the Absolute Moralist is to badger and intimidate you into doing the “right thing” — as defined by him.
The Absolute Moralist is also a true believer, a person who is 100 percent convinced that his beliefs are right — especially morally right — and is thus unconditionally committed to the talking points of whatever crusade or crusades he happens to be promoting at any given time.
Keep in mind that the Absolute Moralist not only believes he is morally superior to you, he also believes that you, by contrast, are immoral. Taking it to the next logical step, if you are immoral, the world would be better off without you. Which gives the Absolute Moralist a moral justification for killing you. After all, why should an immoral person be allowed to live?
Do I really believe members of the Radical Left would actually kill those with opposing views if they thought they could get away with it? Yes, I do. Laugh at your own peril.
For those compassionate souls who might be tempted to give friendly advice to someone who has lost his way, I can assure you that it’s a mistake to try to help an Absolute Moralist see the hypocrisy in his words and actions. Absolute Moralitis is a severe mental disorder that almost always includes a condition known as anosognosia — the inability to be aware of one’s own medical issues — and you can’t help someone who does not believe he has a problem.
That being the case, your best bet is to focus on protecting your own sanity — and your life! — by ignoring the moral superiority proclamations of Absolute Moralists. Just as important, ignore any attempt by them to shame you on moral grounds. Claims of moral superiority and shaming give Absolute Moralists a convenient way to avoid entering into a factual discussion.
One last point: Since America is not a human being, it can be neither moral nor immoral. Which raises the question, when Jester Joe talks about making America moral again, does he mean making every person in the United States moral? How, exactly, would that work? Reeducation camps, perhaps? Kind of a dumb thought, even for Joe.
The quality of right and wrong is a very personal matter. No other living soul has a God-given right — and I choose those words purposely — to decide what is right and wrong for you. So long as your concept of right and wrong does not call for committing aggression against anyone else, you have a right to pursue your happiness in any way you so choose.
In the meantime, let’s hope Jester Joe keeps harping on morality. There’s no question that Radical Leftists, afflicted as they are with Absolute Moralitis, love it. But beating the morality drum nonstop is a surefire way to turn off independents and center-left Democrats, i.e., the very voters who will decide the 2020 election.
Jester Joe is an idiot, to be sure, but if he observes what happens to Cardinal Comey over the next year or so, he might just be smart enough to figure out that sanctimonious “I’m good, the other guy is bad” sermons have a way of resulting in jail time.
If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, surely his first refuge is sermonizing about morality.
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