The Moral Maze this week

I was on the programme this week, which can be found here, on the subject of immigration. (I know, why can’t we talk about immigration? You never hear it mentioned.) I came up with some killer arguments, I thought, unfortunately about three hours later while doing the washing up.

One thing I would add, and which is usually absent when discussing the moral aspect of this topic; the issue of prejudice and racism in the west is often seen as a morality tale in which we overcome our prejudice, the good liberal triumphuning over the antedullivian conservative. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but never is it considered that people outside of our little part of the world might have their prejudices too, prejudices that are far worse than anything a western conservative might express and which they might be unwilling to abandon…

What do you think?

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