The case for thinking in ‘Good and Evil’

A thought provoking article in the American Thinker today: The Pathology of Evil in Politics. Assuming evil is a pathological disorder, Andrew Thomas, explores ways to ‘recognize and ferret out the sociopaths and narcissists currently in power’, ending with a handy list of pointers to identify good and evil in politics.

Good:
Love, honor, integrity, honesty.

Evil:
Corruption, greed, narcissism, lust for power.

Good:
The belief in individual freedom and liberty as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

Evil:
The belief that individuals should be controlled and subjugated by the State — i.e., socialism, fascism, communism, globalism.

Good:
The belief that in an environment of freedom and equality, individual initiative and entrepreneurial spirit is the strength of the nation — i.e., capitalism.

Evil:
The belief that the ends justify the means; that lying, subterfuge, and the killing of innocent humans are acceptable in achieving political goals — i.e., radical Islam and leftism.

In this light, the Turnip (and the forth-coming climate deal) are worrying developments, to put it ever so mildly. And where does that leave our intrepid PM, our government as a whole or indeed our current parliamentary system?

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