Monday, January 28, 2008

Melanie Phillips - Sense At Last?

Interesting words from Melanie Phillips on her rage filled blog:

Unfortunately, the moral confusion of our age means that absolute moral values have widely given way to utilitarian and consequentialist thinking, which means in essence that bad means are justified by good ends. That is ultimately the way to tyranny and mass murder.

Quite an astonishing revelation coming from Ms Phillips. In her mind, the invasion of Iraq was an example of bad means justified by a 'good end'. Furthermore, an proposed assault on Iran by Israel would similarly be characterised in this way by Ms Phillips. Is she therefore suggesting that the assault on Iraq, and the proposed assault on Iran, is pointing the way to 'tyranny and mass murder'? Maybe she's not a bad old stick after all.