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On Moral Cowardice
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akilika
My husband (ford_prefect42) and I got a Roku for Christmas, which means we've been watching a lot more TV. Which is usually considered a massive waste of time, and probably is... but it's fun, particularly when we get into occasionally heated debates regarding the plots and characters.

And one of the recurring things is moral cowardice. Not on behalf of the characters--on behalf of the writers.


What do I mean by this? Well, let's see... you know those times when you've got the bad guy, right? And he's killed dozens, will kill dozens more, and if you send him back to prison, everybody knows it's going to delay the inevitable by a matter of days or weeks.

Don't get me wrong--what I'm referring to as moral cowardice isn't deciding to let the villain live. It's *behaving, and having the whole universe behave*, as though it's not a question, and giving no thought at all to what may happen as a result of the decision.

(Made particularly egregious when the universe steps in and deus-ex-machinas the villain out of existence thereafter. "We're Back!: A Dinosaur's Story" probably contains the most blatant example I've ever seen.)


Sleepy Hollow, the current ABC series, is kind of fun, if you can ignore the occasional wildly anachronistic liberal rant they put in Crane's mouth. (And even those are sometimes funny.) It's also rife with this, particularly past the first season. You take hard questions, put them in front of brilliant people literally in charge of preserving the world from demonic takeover, and have them come up with ridiculously trite answers without hint that they care about the consequences.

(There's sometimes a counterpoint offered, but they never really get to even offer a good argument--just, "You know you might end up having to kill this guy to prevent the Apocalypse?" "No, I won't, and I shan't hear another word about it.")

And it's funny--I have no issue with the conclusion, not really. It doesn't seem like it would be hard to come up with thorough justification! (Particularly if they wouldn't shy so badly from theological debate--you'd think a universe where Revelations is a road map and we literally fight demons would be a little less circumspect about the other aspects of the religion. I mean, hell, Katrina is a Quaker, you'd think she could justify not killing people pretty eloquently.) But they don't. It's a shut book, not even bothered to open. And it basically keeps happening with every... single... issue.

(Well, no. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the episode with the angel.)


Once Upon a Time is usually a counterpoint--I mean, it's always the right thing to do the right thing, and usually obvious what the right thing is. But it's rarely *easy*. Gotta say, though, last season soured me on it--we had a brilliant opportunity to explore how maybe Snow White and Charming had blind spots that would have them aid darkness for the right reasons--and maybe even be right to do it, who knows how it could have gone? But they blew it to make [character] a generic villain, obviously evil for opposing Team Charming. So I'm not even sure I'll give that one a chance anymore. -_- But, um, yeah. Early seasons of that show are what I'm going to call a good counterpoint, where the decisions aren't easy even when they're obvious, and you live with consequences either way.

Blue Bloods seems to try pretty hard to manage this, too, though I don't watch enough to see many examples.


How about you guys? What are some examples of moral cowardice that make you want to hit your head against a wall, and do you have any surprisingly encouraging examples of difficult decisions done well?

I've been trying to avoid specific spoilers in the main post, but there will probably be a lot in the comments--hard to discuss this without specifics! So be warned. :-)

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Look past Hollywood
mosinging1986
This sounds good!

The Bound

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Bill Whittle is thoughtful, as always.
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mosinging1986
Pass this on to everyone you know.

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Newsreel: What if Modern Liberals Were in Charge During WW2?
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brendala


This is a clip from the late, great Shire Network News podcast. Sadly most of the episodes have been scrubbed from the internet. But I managed to download a few before the SNN site shut down. They did a lot of awesome radio skits and parodies; but this one was one of my personal faves.

I really hope they'll start it up again someday (or at least make old episodes and/or skits available for download)

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Rose
mosinging1986
(Rose is just there 'cause she's pretty.)


Everybody needs to watch this show! A little politics, a little entertainment news, a little theology here and there.

I love the theme music, especially at the end. AWESOME!



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gadsden
prester_scott
Mike Vanderboegh is terminally ill.

If you have any idea who he is, or if (after reading the link) you appreciate what he's done, consider tossing a few bucks to help offset his and his family's needs at this time (in such a manner as minimizes bank fees).

Prayers for a good and blessed death would also not be amiss.

Sexual Assault on Women: Immigrants & Citizens
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theidolhands
The apologists in these situations are dangerous for women.

Pretending the culture is not to blame, nor acknowledging that this will be a big ongoing problem, will not make these acts of violence vanish -- it only further minimizes the victims. There's fear of racism and then there is stupidity. Or there should be. Personally though, I have no idea how we are going to convince these men of their erroneous attitudes.

- "immigration" tag, please?



Rape and child abuse 'are rife in German refugee camps': Unsegregated conditions blamed as women are 'seen as fair game' in overcrowded migrant centres

Excerpts:

"The warnings came after German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this month announced there was ‘no limit’ to the numbers of migrants her country would take. Germany is expected to receive up to one million migrants this year and has since imposed temporary border controls. But some cities have been struggling to cope with the influx, reporting intolerable pressures on housing and too few staff to process asylum claims."

"Women were often too afraid to walk around the camp even during the day, volunteers claimed, while some victims are too terrified to report sexual assaults by the men. A police spokesman said there were ‘probably’ many unreported sexual abuses.

Giessen City Councillor Astrid Eibelshaeuser said: ‘We know there is rape happening.’
Johannes-Wilhelm Roerig, the federal commissioner for child sexual abuse issues, said: ‘I am most concerned that refugee children in camps, gymnasiums, or former barracks are not sufficiently protected from sexual assault.’"


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Will the next world riots be by women?
Is it time for suffragettes to return?
Or will they continue to take a back seat in immigrant & #BlackLivesMatter movements?

Free Speech 2016
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prester_scott
To kick off the new year: Sharia Law in Germany: Christian activist Heidi Mund charged with “agitation against the people” for the contents of a public prayer campaign she led in October.

"Mund" is German for "Mouth", so I can't help but wonder if this is an assumed name, because it certainly fits: her fearless, outspoken speech in favor of Christianity and the German people, against the Islamic invasion of Europe and the collaboration, if not encouragement, of this invasion by much of the (leftist) government and establishment. She entered the public eye in November 2013 when present at an "interfaith event" at the Memorial Church of the Reformation in Speyer, Germany. An imam began sounding the Islamic call to prayer, and she couldn't help but start shouting in protest. (See video.) It would seem that since then she has continued speaking boldly. Judging by this video she is smart, careful, and charismatic. I can understand why they'd want an excuse to put her away.

Well, apparently her "prayer suggestions" from this latest campaign crossed a line beyond which she can be prosecuted under German law for "agitation of the people towards violence", which is punishable by imprisonment. In case you didn't know, Germany does not have freedom of speech as Americans understand it. Government censorship is pervasive and generally socially accepted. Expressions of Nazism in particular are banned, and Leftist agitators are known to fling the "Nazi" label at any dissenters from the current program of national suicide, with the frequent result of their homes being vandalized, fired from jobs, etc.

What did she suggest that was so offensive?
“We pray for the real refugees, that they should again have hope for life, that our God will comfort them,…. (and) against the massive immigration of 90% young muslim men, who should not be building their own homeland here and that they should not rape our girls and women; that they should be send with the word of God – the Bible – back into their own home countries, there where they belong,… (We pray) against sickness and disease which the immigrants have brought with them,…We ask God for angels to stand on Germany’s borders as well as on the borders of Europe.”
You can find the entire document here. At least in the English version, I don't see anything even remotely inciting mob violence. It's much like the language of the pro-life movement, which may be tough, but explicitly eschews violence and lawbreaking. I'm having a hard time even imagining how they'd trump up the charge, but then, I don't know German law. Or maybe they will simply put her away illegally, and trust that no one with the authority to oppose it will wish to do so.

The rules are different in the USA; we prize and protect freedom of speech to a far greater extent than any of the supposedly free countries of the West. But here, on top of all our other problems, we have been hearing Progressive voices calling for an end to that freedom -- notable examples include the support of university speech codes and calls to prosecute global warming "deniers" -- but so far these voices have been relatively few and scattered. But the very boldness of today's illiberal liberals should be enough to convince us we must speak out more boldly and loudly than ever.

Meet the new stunning & brave transgender fighter: Cari Cox!
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brendala
I thought we could use some inspiration (and humor) this New Years Day. So let me introduce you to the stunning&brave trans-woman fighter Cari Cox! She's gonna take the world by storm! And put any trans-phobic cis-bitch who criticises her stunning bravery into the hospital! FOR TOLERANCE!!


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A Visit from St. Marx
Mr. T
prester_scott
Happy Holidays from the Left!
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