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Horst Wessel Meets The Three Stooges

Horst Wessel Meets The Three Stooges

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I am learning – the hard way – to get knee-jerkingly suspicious every time someone mentions the phrase “moral equivalency” – and certainly when anyone attempts to employ moral equivalency in arguments. I suppose there are occasions when that term, and that rhetorical tactic, are justified, but I have not encountered any examples lately, least of all examples in real life. In fact, I would even make bold to say that at least 90% of the time – and I mean for that number to be interpreted quite literally – entities and acts that are said to be “morally equivalent” are anything but.  Most of the time “morally equivalency” could be more accurately rephrased as “moral imbecility”.  Two examples leap to mine immediately. President Trump – two words that make about as much sense when us