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Thu May 2, 2013, 09:18 AM

“But when you talk about destruction, Don’t you know that you can count me out.” (Centrism Defended)


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Reply “But when you talk about destruction, Don’t you know that you can count me out.” (Centrism Defended) (Original post)
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Thu May 2, 2013, 11:42 AM

1. Snips:

"Your humble correspondent describes his political philosophy as follows: antidisestablishmentarianism, maximum personal freedom, keeping his nose out of other people’s private lives, and contributing to the overall good of our society. Except for the first point, he figures most Americans are on board with those concepts to a certain degree. So let’s look at that first point (the one Mr. Lennon so perfectly captured).

Antidisestablishmentarianists, of course, come in various shapes, sizes and degrees: some are ossified individuals who reflexively cling to the status quo, regardless of whether or not it works. Others (like this cranky writer) see it as an incrementalist approach to change. One thing to remember: Martin Luther, often depicted as a revolutionary, was in fact an antidisestablishmentarianist: that is why he proposed a reformation, rather than a revolution. So it goes in politics.

Revolutions kill people. They destroy lives and the works created by those lives. They burn away the good along with the bad. And rebuilding from a revolution is far harder and more costly (in all respects) than implementing a plan for gradual, consensus-driven change."

More at the link in the OP.

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