Breaking Out Of The Moral Equivalence Quagmire

by John Hawkins | April 11, 2003 11:51 pm

Breaking Out Of The Moral Equivalence Quagmire: Every so often I like to hit Daryl Cagle’s Pro Cartoonists Index[1]. After spending 5-10 minutes flipping through the editorial cartoons, I can often get a pretty good feel for the latest ideas that are being floated by left .

In the US, many of the cartoonists were either complaining about civilian casualties and destruction in Baghdad or they were whining about the economy.

On the world scene, it’s moral equivalence all the way. You see cartoon after cartoon basically trying to claim Hussein and Bush are just flip sides of the same coin. Here’s the most egregious & warped example of that sort of mentality…

Anyone who could draw a cartoon like that has a broken moral compass. That cartoon and most of the other cartoons from around the world on the index came out before 4/9/03. Now do I think that the people who drew cartoons with this sort of theme are suddenly going to see the light after the scenes we all saw in the streets of Baghdad? No, they’ll just find something else to complain about, just like most of the anti-war activists in America.

But, the people in the US and across the world who were on the fence now may be able to see these people who are standing hip deep in a sewer of moral equivalence for the snide, anti-American poseurs that they are. And that is a good thing…

  1. Daryl Cagle’s Pro Cartoonists Index:

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