At one of the main supposedly libertarian sites on the internet, where, every few days, they pimp for mass migration of the Latin American underclass to come to the US to live on welfare and crime, and vote Democrat, they recently preened themselves on the wonderful moral progress we have made since the horrible evil bad old days.
Fosetti cut them a new anal orifice.
Every decade or so, we are required to hate the enslavement of blacks by white Southerners twice as much as we did last decade, while the vastly larger, more brutal, and more recent use of slavery by the communist nations politely vanishes down the memory hole.
Observe that Tyler Cowan is terribly worried about the horrible horrible brutality of the Syrian government, even though the Syrian government is not doing anything the US government would not do were one of the US states to declare independence or be taken over by militias. However Tyler Cowan, and our government, was entirely unworried that a government in the Congo that they armed and funded, and continue to arm and fund, put down a revolt of Tutsis with mass state sponsored rape and by vaginally impaling Tutsi women with very large objects. Observe that when these crimes in the Congo are reported, they are reported in the same pious way that car burnings are reported, wherein unidentified people set fire to the cars of other unidentified people. If anyone is blamed, it is “warlords” for creating the conditions that led to these events, “warlords” being the rebels themselves – in other words the Tutsis in the Congo had it coming to them for rebelling.
If it was Tutsis doing it to Hutus, let alone whites doing it to blacks, the outrage would be wholly apocalyptic. And if the Cathedral reacts this way to state sponsored mass rape and sexual mutilation of Tutsis, how would they react if the victims were white? Well, we don’t need to speculate, because this was pretty much the way that whites have been ethnically cleansed from rural parts of South Africa.
The state of the Congo, the state of South Africa, the increasingly totalitarian character of the US government, all look like moral regress to me.
And I would say that moral regress set in with the Victorians, who at the same time as they were busy bowdlerizing literature and congratulating each other on how the culture supported chastity, removed the punitive consequences for female sexual immorality, and the restrictions that denied women the opportunity to engage in sexual immorality, and it has been ever escalating hypocrisy since then.