Tuesday, February 20, 2024
So, the president (or at least the White House – we have no idea how decisions are made in this administration) has decided it is time for Israel to stop clearing Hamas out of Gaza. Forty-five minutes into the show and the caller consensus seems to be that Biden has altered his position for the sake of his re-elect. If that is indeed the case, and it certainly seems to be, it indicates that Biden’s base has bought into the Gaza/Hamas as victim narrative and that Israel’s far superior military capability makes this an “unfair” fight. This obsession with “fairness” has grown and grown in our cultural ethos as our concepts of equality have morphed from equal opportunities to equal outcomes. It reflects an attitude of entitlement, and we see in this latest manifestation that it has completely morphed morality. Rather than acts being good and evil, the only evil is now if someone has some perceived advantage over the other.