Editor’s note: The following article is an excerpt from CBMW’s May 2021 newsletter. To receive our monthly newsletter in your inbox, you can sign up here.
Moral change requires regime change. The nature of authority demands it. Today we are experiencing moral revolution and realignment at a rate perhaps never before seen in human history. All around us, the landscape is in flux, as revolution continues its long march through the institutions.
With such change, the facade of consensus that seems to be erected so quickly around fad moralizing can be extremely disorienting. Whether having to do with something as trivial as the benefits of a new superfood, or as serious as the definition of marriage, when yesterday’s conventional wisdom is today regarded as outmoded at best or immoral at worst, our sense of compass can quickly get out of whack.
When certainty abounds and one finds oneself holding an old position against the new majority, the…