Friday, April 09, 2021

Moral Equivalence

Apart from scale, there seems to be no moral difference between the following:

  • a policeman kneeling on the neck of a prisoner for nine minutes.
  • imposing punishing economic sanctions on the people of Venezuela because you don’t like the government they elected.
  • establishing a blockade on Yemen to starve the people because you want them to be ruled by your Saudi friends.
  • waging war against the Pushtun people of Afghanistan for twenty years, because... nobody remembers why.

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