Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Whatever It Takes

Every time I'm in a discussion of whether or not politics has become too dishonest, I come back to this. It remind's me of what my father once taught me about how some crises demand action, and so a truth that doesn't motivate people is worse than a falsehood that does. Of course, a politics that's constantly driven by a feeling that there is a looming catastrophe is incredibly stressful, and that stress often makes people unpleasant. But in the end, it doesn't matter how good one's plan to save the world is, if you're never able to implement it. And this leads to ethical considerations being relegated to the realm of unaffordable luxuries.

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