moral idiocy

moral idiocy

[′mär·əl ′id·ē·ə·sē]
(psychology)
Inability to understand moral principles and values and to act in accordance with them, apparently without impairment of the reasoning and intellectual faculties.
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Such men were marked by 'extreme fear, sadism, moral idiocy or delusion'.
If we are to draw credibility by doing our work in the name of the enslaved and then seek to discharge our debt to their history by simply "giving them back their agency" as paid in the coin of a better history, some knowing laughter, and a few ironic asides about the moral idiocy and contradictory philosophy of slaveholders, then I think that we must admit we are practicing therapy rather than politics: we are using our work to make ourselves feel better and more righteous rather than to make the world better or more righteous.
It is time for pro-lifers to roll out their heavy artillery, and use the words of this universally respected writer to confound such pernicious moral idiocy.