Friday, February 14, 2014


Turpitude is a term used with a modifier that we wish to address this evening. My attention was invited to this place, and I found the paragraph below to be one of great interest in this, our most enlightened age:
Most military commanders are upstanding and well-respected by their troops. Many are hailed as heroes, particularly after more than a dozen years of war. But in recent months, the armed forces have been shaken by an embarrassing number of generals and admirals who have gotten into trouble for gambling, drinking and sleeping around, among other ethical lapses.
Is that not a most curious thing? Gambling, drinking and sleeping around are all quite legal. The military used to be governed by some iron-clad standards of moral and ethical conduct but that was long ago, back when we accepted the necessity of using nuclear weapons on civilian populations and planned to irradiate a bad fifth of the world's surface if push came to shove.

We don't have moral standards anymore. They've all been declared illegal. Ethical standards are guidelines for proper behavior in a moral society. If you take away the one, there is no other.

Some people held the line for a reason beyond most mortal ken because they knew the story of the little Dutch boy and knew that if the dam was breached, in even the slightest and most insignificant way, that the rest would follow. How could people not realize that the death of morality meant the death of ethical standards? Ethics are pegged to a moral compass.

This is no screed against what has been wrought by the latest interpretive dance of those who eschew God. Nope. This is more an observation along the lines of, 'now you can grow your pot and smoke it too. ' Hopefully, we will soon come to the end of these Salem Witch type trials of men who simply like a good cigar, a minor wager and a little nip on the side.

Morality is, by official decree of the State, for losers.


The Old Man said...

I am amazed at the fact that the progressive regime removed a large number of ranking military using their definition of morals. (By this, they meant "Do as I say and not as I do".) Curious minds wonder why the haste to remove the "moral" military leaders....

Anne Bonney said...

It seems to be open season on the senior staff. I would not want the job. And, The Old Man, you write scary comments that I am afraid are right on target.

HMS Defiant said...

I don't worry too much about that. It's funny how many good ones there still are and after your second star, it is pure politics to move up and stay up. We've had some real weasels though over the last 20 years.

HMS Defiant said...

The tearing down is nearly universal for everyone except the elect. They get a pass on most things that people hear of and the people don't even hear of 90% of the crimes the elect have been engaged in. One would think it easy enough to avoid these pitfalls except everything one does can be scrutinized to death and found unsuitable. Not illegal, just unsuitable and that is enough to be removed.