righteousness vs wrongness

Righteousness: can you be righteous if you don’t believe in moral absolutism? Is the antonym wrongness? Should i have used bold or italics for emphasis? Bold feels unnecessarily forthright and uncompromising, whereas italics feel … well, slanted, somewhat skewed.

Compassion for Winning

After watching Black Mirror, a TV miniseries about the dark intersection of life and technology, but also about art and politics, my housemates and I wound up in a hearty debate about capital punishment, compassion, morality and justice.

In the third episode (where the series strays from its morbid focus on technology), someone kidnaps a British princess for the ransom of the Prime Minister fucking a pig live on national television.

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