By Pem Schaeffer
Moral superiority is the
lily-white garb donned by progressive true believers to shore up their self-image
as charitable guardian angels of lesser beings. It feeds on constant
virtue-signaling to keep the image pure, broadcast to an array of identity
groups who eat up their public self-reverence.
The archenemy of their moral superiority is the
merest hint of moral equivalence (whatever that is!) with apostates on the
right. Such a suggestion is an existential threat to progressive
supremacy and simply must not be abided. Embrace of their supremacy
demands they reflexively label challengers as bigots, racists, sexists, evil,
Nazis, homophobes, climate-deniers, transphobes, or whatever else fits the
circumstances of the moment.
Almost without exception, embracing moral
superiority doctrine and its specific tactics, besides signaling the virtuous
superiority of the user, is intended to summarily end debate or
discussion. Rather than respond to counterpoints or questions coming from
non-believers, it's easier to cast the respondent as morally inferior.
Such thinking allows progressive supremacists to lift up the likes of Ted
Kennedy and Robert Byrd to legendary status in the annals of liberal
socio-political purity. ........Read more