The following statement is repeated so often and with such conviction that I, like most, simply accepted it as fact:
There is nothing lower than a rapist.
But then I remembered that time Rome dominated the western world for some 1,200 years– during which, its soldiers regularly raped and pillaged as a perk of the job.
Whereas employers today might offer dental or vision benefits– Roman legions offered the promise of raping helpless villagers.
In fact, a seminal legend in Roman mythology celebrates lots and lots of rape:
The Rape of the Sabine Women took place after Romulus and his men founded the city of Rome. Lacking women to create families, they tried to talk their neighbors, the Sabines, into letting them marry some of their women. But the Sabines, fearing the Romans would soon outnumber them, refused. So the Romans decided to abduct their brides. Romulus invited the Sabines to a feast in honor of Neptune, and on a signal from Romulus, his men grabbed the women and fought off the outraged Sabine men.
Is Ancient Rome therefore a lesser civilization than…Canada, since Canada has less rape??
And then there was Genghis…
Genghis Khan ruled over the largest empire on Earth, during which he and his sons raped sooo many chicks that 16 million people living today are his descendants:
An international group of 23 geneticists…found that nearly 8% of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carried nearly identical Y-chromosomes. The Y chromosome is passed down from father to son to grandson, and so on. Extrapolating the data a bit further, the researchers estimated that nearly 16 million descendants.
Khan often got the first pick of women whom he frequently raped, and some of Khan’s sons were noted as having as many as 40 children.
Is Genghis Khan therefore a lesser man than…Piers Morgan, who presumably has not raped??
The logic is inescapable, as per this handy chart…
|Rome and Genghis Khan are universally regarded as great.|
|Rome and Genghis Khan loved rape.|
|Canada and Piers Morgan suck.|
|Canada and Piers Morgan don’t like rape.|
|Clearly, therefore, the statement that “there is nothing lower than a rapist” (or variations thereof) is UNTRUE.|
To condemn the rapist is to condemn 99.9% of human history.
To say that 0.1% of human history can claim moral superiority over the other 99.99% is an affront to even soft moral relativism.