We've seen this argument play out in the debate over admitting Turkey to the European Union, and it comes up at the national level whenever immigration, refugees, and Islamic terrorism get raised as issues. In every case those favoring more restrictive policies face stringent opposition from others who insist not merely that such policies are foolish or unnecessary, but also that they are morally illegitimate — racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic. The implication is clear: The only morally legitimate policy for a citizen of a Western nation to favor is a borderless egalitarianism that overrides every form of particular attachment, be it national, linguistic, religious, or even civilizational.
In the transactional interpretation the apparatus emits an advanced wave backward in time, which combined with the wave that the source emits forward in time, forms a standing wave. The waves are seen as physically real, and the apparatus is considered an "observer". In the transactional interpretation, the collapse of the wavefunction is "atemporal" and occurs along the whole transaction between the source and the apparatus. The cat is never in superposition. Rather the cat is only in one state at any particular time, regardless of when the human experimenter looks in the box. The transactional interpretation resolves this quantum paradox.