[FoRK] Republicanism as Religion
gstock at nexcerpt.com
Thu Sep 15 11:07:53 PDT 2011
On 9/15/11 1:08 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Do you think the reason "we've done it 85 times before without any
> complaint" is a legitimate reason for why it should be done again
> without complaint?
Of course not. It calls attention to historical malfeasance.
More crucial at the moment: having ~not~ complained 85 times -- while
benefiting from it, even personally -- and ~then~ complaining so
bitterly, reveals an appalling degree of hypocrisy.
That kind of misdirection -- while denigrating and blocking potential
solutions over political dogma, rather than fact -- constitutes
intentional dishonesty. It's the same flavor of dishonesty being
directed against science, for example.
Such dishonesty puts us all at risk. All of us. ALL of us.
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