"It doesn’t matter [what] your cause is...if you can’t think of any realistic limits that you’d set on your behaviour, then moral zealotry has probably tainted your thinking."
Moral Zealotry and the Seductive Nature of Evil |
"It would be nice if evil always announced itself and evil people always looked malevolent. Evil, alas, sometimes wears a nicer face."
Another really nice essay from .
"...Many breezily equate hatred with evil, love with goodness, or both. This way of thinking makes it difficult for us to see the dangers of moral zealotry, one of the most insidious motives for wicked behavior." via ~
Moral Zealotry and the Seductive Nature of Evil - Quillette via
"It doesn’t matter whether your cause is anti-racism, reproductive choice, veganism, or American greatness—if you can’t think of any realistic limits that you’d set on your behavior, then moral zealotry has probably tainted your thinking."
Here’s the full piece