29 October 2014

Moral Equivalency Gone Wrong

NBC is doing a spread about the 14 year old "Palestinian" American citizen who was killed by the Israel Defense Forces. Why was he killed? It wasn't random, he was throwing molotov cocktails at Israeli cars - an act that could potentially wound and murder innocents. His father denies his actions and says "and he's a kid." In the US, 14 years old "kids" have been charged as adults for murder. Kids who are attempting to murder need to be stopped, even by lethal force. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

What is even more ridiculous is that NBC is making an absurd and disgusting comparison.
Palestinian-American Orwah had been shot dead in a confrontation with Israeli forces in his hometown of Silwad, the second U.S. child to die in unrest which boiled over last week. On Wednesday, a Palestinian man plowed into a crowd at a transit stop, killing a three-month-old Israeli-American baby. A 22-year-old tourist from Ecuador later died from her injuries in that attack.
NBC is comparing the death of this "kid" to another child - a three month girl who was intentionally attacked by a terrorist who plowed his car into her carriage and into a crowd waiting for transportation. A pure innocent, whose parents waited years for her arrival.

Is there any comparison to be made here? No comparison whatsoever. A long-awaited baby versus someone doing his best to murder others. There's something wrong with this picture.

What subjective, moral equivalency garbage is NBC spewing?

1 comment:

lloydaconway said...

The spate of Muslim terror attacks brings to mind a very un-PC book I read about 30 years ago - 'The Camp of the Saints." The author, a Frenchman, understood his country's elites very well, and ours, too: So busy immersing themselves in the moral superiority of fashion self-loathing (or loathing of all their countrymen who weren't so 'advanced') that they could rationalize any threat - even actual invasion - away.
There is never any moral equivalence between me and my assailant - a point I tried to make, unsuccessfully, many times when dealing with school principals (and bullies).
One can indeed learn many like lessons in school, not all of which are taught in class. Of these, standing up to those who mean you harm is in the first rank.