The war for independence
Indians / native Americans
Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing
The war in Vietnam
The Cold war
The Civil war
I can't tell
No tigger, there is no such thing as the traditions, which ones are you talking about? middle ages? Roman era? Chinese empire? Rennesance?
A: You'd have to include the vlaues of today.
B: In your cannon you include things like slavery and misathropy, and total aristocracy ... all of which go again pleny of traditions.
C: What goes in and out of traditions is totally arbitrary.
Then why is today so bereft of values, as you see it?I don't agree with that. I believe that there is an instinctive human trait to lean towards those cultures and societies whose values have proven to be the most successful. When you see something appearing in most cultures, there has to be some reason behind it. I tend to believe that reason is the human instinct.
As RGacky has so willingly shown us in the last 24 hours, modern society is no longer interested in Tradition, Instinct, or things of that sort. They want something Reasoned, Locical, or Provable that they can wrap their head around. Additionally, we have fallen into the silly notion of Equality as the be-all and end-all of society. For that reason we are no longer willing to look at the concepts of Right and Wrong as Black & White concepts. We now live in a Grey society, where what one Wants to do or Can do is now more important than what one Should do.
Iraq and totally disenfranchising US Citizens with free trade.
All the things you mention are normal decisions.
Drop 2 bombs or lose 2,000,000 Americans. THATS a no brainer.