Severe Moral Imbalance

The USA — no doubt along with many other countries — is suffering from severe moral imbalances.

Americans think it is horrible for someone to use a racially or sexually insensitive word, but they enthusiastically support politicians who take their money and use it to fund genocide.

They think a man who guns down a dozen people in a school or a club is the most diabolical person imaginable, yet they would not even consider abolishing a federal agency that has caused, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of premature deaths (the FDA).

Many of them regard a woman’s breastfeeding her child in public as obscene, yet virtually naked female entertainers and models are pretty much de rigueur.

And the list of such unbalanced moral judgments might be greatly extended. There seems to be no ability whatsoever to differentiate between what is small and what is large, between what is trivial and what is serious in regard to bad behavior.