ETHICS ISSUES: THE THREAT OF ISLAM

ISLAM: AN IMMEDIATE THREAT

Islam: Politically Incorrct

..YOU’D BETTER WATCH OUT…

You must realize that our American Way of life is under a siege protected by political correctness.  Terrorists have been attacking us on our soil for years.  September 11, 2001 may have been the worst assault, but aggression began years before.  The attacks at the Boston Marathon and the San Jose (CA) power station on April 16, 2013 are more recent examples.  Our embassy in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists, killing four Americans including our Ambassador.  This is, by any name, warfare.  Our nation is at war, however politically-incorrect it is to admit.

Most of these attacks have been made by Islamists—Muslims by another name—and it is likely that all were in fact the work of Islamic terrorists.  Why?  Because in spite of how politically incorrect it is to say, it is the

ETHICS ISSUES: THE UNETHICS OF PROGRESSIVISM

PROGRESSIVISM – NOT THE WAY TO GO

Today’s liberal ethic is rooted in the cultural revolution of the 18thCentury Enlightenment (and Modernism, ‘the culture of rational discourse’).  “Enlightened” intellectuals rejected the reason and traditions of the past, especially its entrenched historical religious authority, embracing instead a secular ethic of natural reason—conclusions based solely on evidence—pioneered by Descartes’s largely mechanistic approach to the world. Although the Enlightenment originated within the purview of Christianity, its secular liberalism would limit the influence of religion by driving all religious thinking from traditional philosophy, replacing it with scientific-technical humanistic values.  That reason had survived at least 2500-years of human development prior to the Enlightenment was of no matter—feelings would replace fact as the criterion for progress.

Liberal science remains technological and mechanistic in its attempt to be values-free.  As such it is incomplete (failing to recognize anything beyond the physical), and amoral.

ETHICS ISSUES: POLITICAL ETHICS – PART II

OUR FOUNDERING NATION—WHAT HAPPENED?:  A BRIEF HISTORY of POLITICAL ETHICS (OR NOT…)

Truth has no agenda

…something to remember…

Our political system traditionally has included two parties: Democrat and Republican.  The Republican Party (born with Abraham Lincoln) came to represent business and corporations, while the Democrat Party represented the working man.  As technology and industrialization progressed the Democrats, fearing uncontrolled growth and the possibility of its taking over government, became more socially liberal and unionistic.  This ‘new left’ (which is no longer new, having begun in the Roosevelt administrations along with growth of the Frankfurt School) attracted humanistic intellectuals who tended to command power by virtue of their advanced education and higher recompense—a technical and cultural elite of professionals and highly-paid bureaucrats—a far cry from the blue-collar workers of yore.  And academe has become almost exclusively liberal, becoming more so as one ascends the scholastic ladder.

Republicans responded

ETHICS ISSUES: POLITICAL ETHICS – PART I

OUR NATION IS FOUNDERING–HOW DID WE GET HERE?:  A BRIEF HISTORY of POLITICAL ETHICS (OR NOT…)

Truth has no agenda

Truth has no agenda

The high principles upon which our nation was founded reached a peak during the years during and immediately following World War II.  The war effort had united Americans in a common patriotism that was key to an Allied victory over the fascist and imperial powers threatening world peace in both Europe and the Far East.  A period of prosperity and progress followed as the military returned to contribute to the growing economy.  Life was good.  I know.  I was there.

The generation coming of age during the 1960s (many of them children of those who fought the war) benefited in a big way from that period of growth, to the point where they felt free to live the life they wished for themselves and

ETHICS ISSUES: GOVERNMENT

ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT

Starting at the top:  The President is unethical.  Quite a statement and certainly politically incorrect, but undeniably true.  Let’s look at it critically:

we have a problem...

call a spade a spade…

Barack Obama came out of nowhere with marginal qualifications to campaign for (and win) the Presidency on the strength of party backing, a talent for rhetoric, ego, and promises made.  Numerous negatives (Reverend Wright, etc,) were largely disregarded by the media; his academic records remain unknown to this day.  Even his birth records were concealed until the public demanded their release, and remain questioned even now.  Still about 90% of blacks voted for him (obvious racial bias) as did many whites (no obvious racial bias—remember that less than 15% of the population are black).  Apparently America was ready for ‘change’ and a black president, gave him a pass on that basis, and

ETHICS ISSUES: A SHORT COURSE

ETHICS: THE SYSTEM of UNIVERSAL MORAL PRINCIPLE

images[6]The history of ethics as a function of philosophy can be traced back some 2500-3000 years to the pre-Socratic philosophers (possibly reacting to the politics of the day); ethics has been subject to confusion and contention ever since.  EXTREMEETHICS is committed to clearing up what appear to be considerable misperceptions about the subject and promoting its application to everyday living, so from time to time we’ll present information on the subject and what it (and we) are all about: TRUTH.  This is the first in a series that we hope will constitute a basic practicum in applied ethics—

time will tell.  (For those who would prefer it all at once, the short book To Tell The Truth is available—see sidebar).   Your comments are welcome and encouraged!

Before we can proceed, please bear with me while we move