Casimir @casatron ?active 2 years, 9 months ago
If there’s one constant I’ve noticed in the perpetuation of despicable behavior throughout humanity, it is the seemingly limitless pile of apologetics around them. Victim-blaming in cases of rape may be the most prominent and visible instance of this in our culture, but the psychology behind it is so deep and pervasive that it is, perhaps, the worst ethical cancer in our society. The United States, with it’s oh-so-wonderful mythology of strength, autonomy and self-determination, seems to love and worship this idea that victims don’t truly exist; that the misfortunes people find themselves in are usually the result of their own failings; that the only true natural rights are those you acquire by will and protect with force. The poor are to be blamed for their poverty, the uneducated for their ignorance, the abused for their abuse. How else can we justify such widespread and accepted dehumanization and victimization?
The reasoning that any immoral acts are simply ”human nature” and that ”things will always be this way, so look out for yourself” is both intellectually and ethically indefensible. It is cowardice, and it is complicit in the continual destruction of both our planet and our civilization. Humanity needs people who simply stand up and say ”This is WRONG. It needs to STOP.” If there is a future for the human race, it belongs to those who work to ensure we have one.
Casimir commented on the blog post Ross Douthat sells sex and young people way too short 2 years, 11 months ago · View
Oh, how I do loathe the term “pre-marital”, especially because, grammatically, it’s completely absurd to use it in anything but a post-event context. You couldn’t refer to the Precambrian period before there was a Cambrian period to be in front of. Neither should doorstops like Ross Douthat and his ilk use the term “pre-marital” to refer [...]