Sunday Independent Goodwill Towards All December 29, 2013Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Given the season that is in it, I thought it worth sharing Emer O’Kelly‘s reasons as to why we should give up on all that left/right ideological nonsense, and instead embrace a world built on ethical behaviour, ethics being, of course, “universal and ageless”.
Because ethics is merely another word for morality. And, a market economy is not necessarily immoral. And to define the market economy as unethical/immoral is to take a politically ideological stand. Once we do that, we cut ourselves off from influencing half the world. Because to be politically opposed to the market economy is confusing politics with morality. And over the long, weary and destructive years of the cold war, we saw how far right-left ideological clashes got us: into a stalemate of mistrust.
So there you are. Forget the politics, and all will be well this and every other Christmas.