Condemning the Moral Blindness of Putin Apologists.

by | Mar 1, 2024 | Spiritual Justice Warriors, updates

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A Wall Street Journal columnist, Gerard Baker, condemns the moral blindness of Putin apologists.  Excerpt:

The only response of all decent people to the death of Alexei Navalny, the brave critic of Vladimir Putin’s regime, in a Siberian prison camp is grief, disgust and unqualified condemnation. It is the sort of event that defines the malevolent nature of Mr. Putin’s Russia.

But that sort of decency evidently was above the moral reach of some of the more prominent leaders of what used to be the conservative movement.

You can believe, as I do, that Joe Biden is doing significant harm to the U.S. …

He should be held accountable for all these.

But, need I say this? Mr. Biden isn’t Vladimir Putin. Mr. Biden doesn’t invade neighbors on a false pretext, killing indiscriminately. He doesn’t make people who have fallen into disfavor fall from the windows of tall buildings. He doesn’t throw a foreign journalist in jail for reporting the truth about what is going on in his country. He doesn’t arrange the murder of his domestic political opponents on the soil of other countries. And he doesn’t imprison, torture and preside over the “death by sudden death” of his principal domestic critic.

If you can’t see the difference then I say, respectfully, that you have lost—or discarded—your capacity for moral reasoning. And that is an even bigger problem.

Slava Ukraine!