Monday, May 04, 2009

Recalibrating Our Moral Compass

One of the neatest things about our blogs is that most of them are searchable. Just type in one or two keywords and you can find out what the blogger believed about issues a year or two ago and contrast that to who and what they're supporting today.

For example, most Liberal bloggers were steadfastly against Harper's unequivocal endorsement/absolution of Israeli aggression against Lebanon two years ago... the whole Qana/clusterbomb thing, senseless civilian carnage, etc. But then we had a change in leadership and got our own, unequivocal and absolutist Israel backer and a lot of our expected grievance over the senseless carnage in Gaza evaporated.

Most of us were incensed at the dishonest but effective way Haper skewered Dion's 'Green Shift' carbon tax initiative, the merits of which we staunchly defended. But then we had a change in leadership and got our own anti-carbon tax guy and all that indignation curiously evaporated.

The great majority of us were aghast at the environmental catastrophe known as the Athabasca Tar Sands. But then we got our own, pro-Athabasca leader who relegates the problems to a trifling matter of carbon capture and praises bitumen as a virtual key to national unity.

I guess that's my problem (or at least one of them). I just have a tougher time recalibrating my moral compass.

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