Monday, October 08, 2012

Moral insanity

As I was thinking on Columbus Day of the murder-suicide of Western --aka White-- culture and civilization that we are currently enjoying, the term "moral insanity" came to mind. I had heard it somewhere --in Tom and Viv, or Sherlock Holmes?--but was not sure what it meant. Certainly seemed an apt description of the liberal regime.

But I discovered that it is not apt. It was used in the 19th and early 20th century to describe a kind of emotional or behavioral mania without corresponding intellectual impairment, without delusions or hallucinations. Not, therefore, applicable.

It is also interesting to see what a very different set of connotations the word moral carried in that context.


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