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We tend to think that when people oppose evil, they oppose it for noble or altruistic purposes. We think they oppose evil because the first principle of ethics is to do good and avoid evil. As rational beings who have a Jeffersonian view of men, we believe that people are basically good and that those who oppose evil are basically good. Usually, that’s true. Sometimes, however, it isn’t.
All it takes to dispossess one of the view that people who oppose political violence are good is about 20 minutes of CNN, apparently. On Tuesday, Fredo, Lemon, and company decided, much to the horror of ardent leftists, that all that violence in Portland, Chicago, Seattle, and of all places, Kenosha, Wisconsin, might need to be called out. CNN needed to go on record opposing the violence.