Saturday, February 12, 2011
THE IMPLICIT MORAL VIRTUE LEXICON: SINCERITY
"Sincerity" is a word that comes plump with implicit moral virtue. That would be a good thing, except that history's most horrific tyrants terrorized and warred and scourged the landscape with nothing if not relentless sincerity. It has always been one of the perks of despotism. Only in less efficient forms of government does the word become desecrated and down at heel. The very first casualty in the political conduct of any republic is sincerity.