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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 11:45 AM

62. I have mixed feelings about your suggestion.

I don't believe Reade and I want Biden to win, too.

Having said that, your advice to "Assail, attack, and smear the person peddling the lie." is indistinguishable from people "Assail, attack, and smear the person asserting the truth" when dealing with nonverifiable things.

Whether Biden wins or not, powerful men will be assaulting women and it will be difficult for them to come forward and many won't until they can't stand watching the powerful men attain great heights of public standing. We must support their right to voice their grievances but we can still make good judgments about consequences.

We need to remain ethical.

To riff on your analogy:

'Colonel, you want to use mustard gas and crush the enemy?'

'I can't do that, General!'

"Why not?'

'Using mustard gas is unethical. We're better than that. Sir!'

Colonel, us uber alles.








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