The problem, it seems to me, is that not all evolution is synonymous with improvement. About a decade ago, Columbia University professor Andrew Delbanco wrote an elegant book, "The Death of Satan," in which he argued that America had lost the ability to speak in terms of evil. He called it a "tragedy of the imagination," and he was right.
For decades, a therapeutic culture of "understanding" was on the rise. Except for acts of racism and so-called homophobia, there was a mad rush to "understand" evil people. Were they victims of a racist culture? Were they abused themselves? Were they expressing their natural frustration with the patriarchal capitalist system? Blah, blah, blah.
The "blah, blah, blah" part is spot on. Tell me, Jonah, do you get paid by the word, or just the number of old saws you trot out? No one sympathizes with child abusers, and you should be embarassed for making that association.
You know why society is so sick right now, Jonah? Because of hacks like you who attempt to push the fear and hate buttons of your readers. You cloak the justification of prejudice in morality, and tell us that we should be very afraid, because the boogey man, the "understanding" left is going to eat you. You are the problem.