Modern bourgeois morality privileges good manners and being polite above doing ‘good’.
In this moral universe those in power can say and do anything and still remain in their own eyes ‘good’, ‘better’ or even ‘best’ – as long as they behave politely.
In this moral universe the great and the good can make people unemployed, can decrease wages and increase working hours, protect their own interests at the expense of those less privileged and can send poor people to fight wars on their behalf. And if they arrange these things with politeness and express themselves in rational, measured and above all ‘civilised’, tones they can still maintain their sense of cultural, intellectual and moral superiority.
To those who think that way I say, fuck you, you be-suited jerks.