It’s important and quite telling that Obama constantly demands that Americans not rush to judgement when a Muslim commits and act of violence upon American soil but constantly rushes to judgement and condemnation every time a police officer kills a Black. It tells the world at large just exactly where- and who and with both his sympathies and antipathies lie.
That was most certainly a boldly blunt assertion by Mr. Cheney and certain to be inflammatory. It’s definitely a statement that a large number would vehemently dispute. Only Americans and their traditional allies think so pooryl of Obama. Our enemies, both foreign and domestic think otherwise.
Judging Obama is one of the things that Obama and his cultists hate with a black, bleeding passion. The boy and his followers don’t want American judging Obama on: his actions, the people he surrounds himself with, or his words. They hate that he’s being judged on those things that, together, make up the content of his character.
Obama – Don’t Judge Me, Racists!
You see, Obama and those who support him want Obama only to be judged by the color of his skin and then only if such judgement is made through the Liberal lens of racial politics and race baiting where the bar is lowered far enough that a substandard failure can achieve equality of result with a worthwhile person.
Sadly for them, November 6, 2012 is Judgement Day and Obama will be judged as the American people choose to judge him without allowances being made for his race and a reckoning will be taken on he and his.
Today there is surprisingly good news for America for a change. The filthy traitor, Rep. John Murtha (D – PA) is dead! The 77 year-old villain has died and gone to his final judgment. May that judgment be entirely just and untempered by mercy.
It’s not a perfect world though. The filth died as a result of complications from gallbladder surgery at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. instead of being hanged or beaten to death by the people he had betrayed.
Still, one has to take the good with the bad and the most important and joyous fact is that this scumbag is dead and no longer polluting our country with his perfidy, only his soon to be rotting corpse.
That we as members of a society must judge the actions of others is a fact. While there is no need – beyond the pragmatic or utilitarian level – to “pass judgment” upon a person or his actions, we must judge the import of those actions and frame them in the context of their intent and within the framework of the other person’s goals in order to predict future behaviors and their possible effect upon us.
The question arise though – how do we judge another’s intent and goals? What scales do you use to derive our measurements? Do we weigh the actions of others on our own scales of malice, or do we weigh them on what we can perceive of their scales of malice?
For he is very wise, and weighs all things to a nicety in the scales of this malice. But the only measure that he knows is desire, desire for power; and so he judges all hearts. Into his heart the thought will not enter that any will refuse it.
It a common thought that we judge others by own desires and from solely within our own framework of goals and perceptions – or at least it’s a common rebuttal in many arguments. Somehow I doubt this assertion is anywhere near universal in its accuracy.
I think it is important for people to determine by which and whose scales they judge the actions and malice of others though.
If we are judging the actions of others based upon what we would do in a similar circumstance, then our judgment is bound to be very subjective. It also would, at that point, say as much or more about ourselves as it does about the object of our judgment.
It would also be a flawed basis for judgment in many cases. People are not all the same and – beyond the primal needs – do not necessarily have similar motivations. By judging others only by own goals we leave ourselves open to being outmaneuvered by our enemies, as the quoted passage above asserts.
Still, it’s a consistent framework for judgment and one that can be rapidly brought to bear on a situation. Therefor it is not wholly lacking in merit – if one accepts its limitations and plans accordingly.
If we are judging the actions others based upon their own goals and capabilities, then our judgment is not going to be subjective in the same manner as if we judged based on what we would do in the same or similar circumstances. The subjectivity would be more a case of targeting the assessment to the situation and individuals or groups involved.
It would also be a basis of judgment that has to be predicated on either prior knowledge of the individuals or groups involved or a high degree of empathy. Lacking a sufficient amount of either would render judgment based upon their intent, goals, capabilities flawed to the point of uselessness.
Still, it has the capacity for greater accuracy than basing one’s judgment on ones’ own intent, goals, capabilities. Therefor it is not wholly lacking in merit – if one accepts its limitations and plans accordingly.
It is certainly beyond me to determine which framework of judgment is better in the long run; I’m not even sure if either one is better than the other in an overall manner. Both scales of malice, internal and external, have the strengths and weaknesses.
It is not beyond my capabilities though to conclude that it is best to know, or at least consider, by which one – or at what level of combination – one is assessing the ramifications and intent of others’ actions in any given situation.