Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wisconsin & goodness
What the GOP just did in Wisconsin is a travesty, and it’s frightening. I suspect that Wisconsin’s Republican governor and legislative leaders think of themselves as being good. I’ve covered legislatures, and I doubt that few lawmakers would take such an unpopular stand with protesters at their doors without thinking they were doing the right thing. For the sake the argument, let’s also say that the Wisconsin GOP hasn’t been purchased by a few rich corporations that want to smash unions — a “fact” that may or may not be real. If they’re not playing politics, if they haven’t been bought off, then this is a case where two completely opposed views of goodness are clashing. And that leaves me with the question of how to view these events through the lens of morality.