So…… I think most of us can agree that:
(1) Backstabbing your way to the top of the social ladder, so you can grab it for yourself, and killing a few thousand people in the process is wrong.
(2) A teacher/master getting his younger student to sleep with him, while evoking their teacher-student relationship, etc., is wrong.
There was a time when people winked at these things, when might made right…when the “Great Men” were above common, ordinary, “slave morality”. But we got over Nietsche and all that. I thought.
Now it is just morphed. If you were a woman, then let us celebrate your back-stabbing your way to the top–suddenly–oh joy–it’s empowerment!! And if that imposed relationship was homosexual–then, oh, they were “pederastic lovers” (as wikipedia used to say), and people look wistful, oh, the delicacy, the sweetness (it’s not pedophilia), they were just misunderstood….
When will the people of the world just say that ALL bloodthirsty power-hunger and ALL pedophilia are just damn wrong? No matter who? As long as we romanticize part of it, it will keep happening–because it is harder for those tempted to fight something they can romanticize. Now, as long as you are the “special” gender/color/orientation, it’s romantic.
Even in the places that should be defending holiness, it is like this.
So who will protect the children?