Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Morality of Kung Flu Restrictions

Bp. Paprocki wrote a paper regarding the morality surrounding Government-imposed restrictions during Kung-Flu--or for another similar event.  Here's the payoff quote:

...the distinction between ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life is important,” he writes, “for if a means is extraordinary — that is, if the burdens outweigh the benefits — then it is not morally obligatory and should not be coerced by state power.” Bishop Paprocki also makes the point in his essay that although human life is a great gift, it is not a moral absolute...

The Karens of the world have begun pointing the Finger of Shame at various businesses in this area for NOT FORCING CUSTOMERS TO WEAR MASKS!!!!! and other grave crimes against humanity such as 'distancing.'  These crimes are at least as grave as the Holocaust, you know.

None of the Karens give a rip about moral theology, of course.  They're not adults in the ordinary sense of that word; they're narcissist gammas or worse.  They should be ignored or given finger-signals IYKWIMAITYD.

7 comments:

Kathleen1031 said...

I suspect calling women over a certain age "Karen" is an attempt to marginalize white women from the culture. White men were long ago dismissed but taken seriously enough. White women who dare to utter a vocal complaint about anything are now mocked and dismissed, and it's a concern. We shouldn't help that cause, because it seems intentional and aimed at white women only.

That being said, there are enough busy-bodies in this world to cause a lot of trouble. Everybody has an opinion and everybody's angry at something. There's a lot of outrage and one suspects, simmering frustration. It's that kind of world. I believe personally the virus can be serious, but it's been politically used, no surprise anymore. Mask wearing inside should be mandatory. In our state it seems to have helped, so why not. Mandatory outside? Absolutely not. The state has overstepped it's authority, the church acquiesced. That's a tragedy.

Dad29 said...

Not "white women." Actually, "white nags". We could add a few more adjectives.

In Wisconsin, the mask-and-distance order was given on June 28th or so.

It has had no overall discernible effect; in fact, it has utterly failed on all UW campuses and positive tests have skyrocketed, but hospital admits are steady: statewide, only ~400 active patients/day since May. Deaths have gone down, of course. The low-hanging fruit is long gone.

JTLiuzza said...

Reap it Kathleen.

Thad man said...

Somebody has to say it: there is no virus and women are totally out of control.

Idagney said...

I’m sorry, but you are misinformed. Masks are not only worthless for preventing virus, but detrimental to overall health. Anyone who looks at actual mask research, going back decades, would know this. Regarding “Karen”, it may have started as an epithet against white women, and it’s still useful in denouncing leftist hypocrisy in that group, but it is now being applied to ALL demographics of hysterical cry bullies. Hope this helps.

Idagney said...

LEFTIST women. And leftists in general.

Dad29 said...

I am not 'misinformed.' I knew that masks were useless a long time ago; I have a blog entry on it someplace.

Karens are mis-informed, loud, obnoxious, and self-righteous not to mention narcissists.

IMHO, of course.