The price of relativism
Chris Matthews, Hardball presenter and political journalist, has typified many responses to Islamic Terrorism by stating
The period between 9-11 and (invading) Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn't a robust discussion of what we were doing, If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil. They just have a different perspective.So running planes into buildings, suicide bombing, decapitating hostages and wanting to impose Sharia law on everybody is not evil? It is all just a different perspective?
Welcome to moral relativism. Of course, now I have to ask why Chris Matthews is complaining that we should be trying to figure out the other side? Isn't that just his perspective? Why does he want people to change how they act?
Moral relativism always leads to this sort of double standard. It's a pity no one could highlight this when he spoke about it.