THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

Why Would a Pro-Castro Sentiment Only Offend Cubans?

by Dennis Prager:

In other words, according to the commissioner of baseball, what is objectionable is not that Guillen said that he loves the world’s longest reigning tyrant, the killer and torturer of democratic dissidents in his country, the destroyer of the Cuban economy, and the man who singlehandedly deadened more than a generation of Cubans’ ability to enjoy life. What is objectionable is that Guillen may have offended an important minority in Florida.

To understand how this is related to Leftist poison, imagine if, let us say, a manager of the Chicago White Sox or Chicago Cubs had said, while apartheid ruled in South Africa, that he “loves” South Africa’s white apartheid leader. Would the commissioner of baseball have announced that this manager’s comments “were offensive to an important part” of the Chicago community? Or would he have said that expressing support for a racist dictator is unconscionable, and that it offends decency, not merely one of “the game’s many cultures”?

We all know the answer.

What Leftism has done is to 1) render Communist evil less morally objectionable than other evils and 2) render morality a matter of multiculturalism.

There are no moral absolutes; there is only cultural relativism. So, Cubans in Miami may find Ozzie Guillen’s love of Castro offensive, but Castro is not morally offensive beyond that community.
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April 18, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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