If you want to understand the moral sickness at the heart of leftism, read the first paragraph of the most recent column by Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne:
“It’s never right to call other human beings ‘animals.’ It’s not something we should even have to debate. No matter how debased the behavior of a given individual or group, no matter how much legitimate anger that genuinely evil actions might inspire, dehumanizing others always leads us down a dangerous path.”
Let’s begin with the first sentence: “It’s never right to call other human beings ‘animals.'”
This is so self-evident to Dionne that he adds, “It’s not something we should even have to debate.”
Only someone who has never debated the issue could make such a claim.
So allow me to debate the assertion.
My view is the antithesis of Dionne’s. As I see it, it is not right to never call another human being an “animal.” more