A Dangerous Deception
A dangerous deception is that "blame is invalid" and should not exist. When people buy into this notion, it quickly descends into the idea that no one is ever truly responsible for anything that manifests in our world.
Culpable: "at fault; deserving of blame," from the Latin noun culpa: "fault; blame"
People are absolutely wrong when they say "don't judge, don't blame, nobody is really at fault, things just happen, it just magically got that way" because every effect is proceeded by it's cause. Things are "caused" to happen they do NOT just magically happen or occur. The condition that the VA is in did not just magically occur. Do not get trapped in the blame game by pointing to everybody else, but do not delude yourself by believing blame does not exist, which would mean that moral culpability does not exist. Someone who does not believe in blame just allows things to happen and never takes responsibility.
The Painful Truth
Who is more morally culpable?
The Order-Giver or The Order-Follower?
One party is more morally culpable than the other regarding an action that caused harm.
Is it the Order-Giver that has more moral culpability when they order an action to take place and harm results? Or is it the Order-Follower that has more moral culpability when they perform the action they were ordered perform and then harm results?
Visualize the harm that has been done
Order-Giver: "My actions did not cause that"
Order-Follower: My actions did not cause that"
Who is lying? Who is telling the truth?
The painful truth is that the Order-Follower is always bears more moral culpability than the Order-Giver, because the Order-Follower is the one who actually performed the action and in taking such action, actually brought the resultant harm into physical manifestation.
Order-Following is the pathway to every form of Evil and Chaos in our world. It should never be seen as a virtue by anyone who considers themselves a moral human being. Order-Followers have ultimately been personally responsible and morally culpable for every form of totalitarian regime that has ever existed upon the face of the earth. Without their behavior the harmful event would not have manifested. The Order-Giver can talk all day long giving as many orders to as many people their presence to go out and do the harmful behavior it actually would never be accomplished without the Order-Follower. The Order-Follower actually manifest harm into the physical world. Without the behavior of the Order-Follower the harmful event could not have manifested. This is how you know the Order-Follower bears more moral culpability than the Order-Giver. This is an internal immutable truth about how the universe actually operates; It is not someone's opinion.