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December 8, 2011

"Enforcement of moral norms is a universal feature of the human condition.

every society has had this, whether the "moral norms" in question are those arising from the natural law
(i.e., 99% of human societies throughout history) or irrational leftist utilitarian prejudice (i.e., modern American universities). The notion that a little bureaucratic PR campaign can stamp this out is absurd, a bit of typical, deluded modern parousiasm (to borrow another delightful formulation from Eric Voegelin). The modern left can't even abolish poverty after leveraging the entire nation up to its ears; how in the world do they believe they can affect a fundamental transformation in human nature? It's almost as absurd as the widely-held belief that ten thousand years of human civilization got everything wrong, and we brainiac moderns have it all figured out cause we're so great. -- Revisiting Bullying

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 8, 2011 5:19 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"Human nature" is so last-millennium, doncha know.
It's banned, along with common sense,
by executive order of our new masters.

Posted by: GaGator at December 9, 2011 10:40 AM

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