Fun With Moral Relativism

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The Gadsden Flag is the best representation of natural human behavior. A human behavior defined by autonomy and what happens when infringement upon by another prompts retaliation.

If there is one over-reaching behavior it is governed by the personal interaction we experience. I defer to lex talionis, or “Don’t Tread On Me”. Don’t fuck with me and I won’t fuck with you.  The tie in to “direct victimization” goes here.

The obligatory question:

What’s more just, killing the man that killed your family member personally or letting your your peers do it?

The obligatory answer:

Vigilante behavior undermines the rule of law meant to play arbitrator. Societies that adopt a strict legal code get their retribution via the legal system where severe disruption to another occurs. This is the closest a society can get to letting all do it themselves.

* That’s not to say you can’t do it yourself. If you can elude other people you elude punishment.

This is my moral nihilism.

Actions do not carry any cosmic consequence and have no innate significance, but do facilitate as a cooperative tactic to punish “harmful” behavior per that socities code.

All higher mammals form a code of behavior based on viability. Often this code is formed around familial bonding and is applied when immediate disruption occurs.

With self preservation being the highest law the code that drives morality comes from needing to exist in a social setting. Having a standard/code is a way to removes hindrances preemptively a give the species an ability to thrive more easily. This standard/code is nothing more an adaptive ability to exist with competing animals.

Morality is a survival strategy.

A Paradox:

“Cosmic judgement” is impossible if borne of a subjective moral compass. Furthermore,  “evidence” suggests perceived balances are attributed to a “wandering” dichotomy borne of the same subjectivity.

In other words it’s an inevitability that events you experience (given the range of possibility) will fall on either side of a subjective divide. (Right and Wrong) That same subjectivity that places the divide is also the arbitrator of retribution as experienced.  This brings you the adage “what goes around comes around” and erroneous conception of karma.

What is left is the law this creates. This often represents “victimization” of another. The ability to categorize it, likewise falls on either side of a placed divide.

This is often reinforced by a belief that there WILL be retribution. “Guilt” is experienced when one’s own actions contrast with this imposed standard.  People will subconsciously seek  “judgement” for their actions further solidifying an absolute nature vis a vis an artificial morality.

In other words:  the kid that is “only sorry because they got caught” is actually responding naturally to morality,  the subsequent punishment then molds them to take on (or reject) a subjective “right” and “wrong”.  The code taught varies. (Moral Relativism)

This is not without value. As it usually reflects empathetic behavior defined by what you do and its impact on another.

This is what brings life the refined “golden rule”.

“Treat others how you would like to be treated and treat others how they treat you.”

Amen.

The morality sermon has been delivered.

* Writers note – The Blog has resurrected. Let a new intricate design be made.

This will accurately represent (and not just troll) my belief and present forth an evenly ripped off approach I will amalgamate into my own way.

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