Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Embrace thy enemy

Chrenkoff offers some suggestions for dealing with questions like these:

"Dictator X is/was worse than Saddam - why didn't we invade his country?"


"There are many dictatorships around the world - so why pick on Iraq?"

Give 'em a bit of their own medicine:
"Global warming is the main environmental problem facing us today; I think we should concentrate our resources on fighting it, instead of spending any money on combating air pollution [or any other environmental cause]."

Or try this:

"There are so many challenges in our society: the growing gap between the rich and the poor, corporate greed running amok, sex discrimination, racism, and same-sex couples still can't legally marry [to mention just a few]. Because we can't solve all these problems at the same time, we shouldn't try to solve any of them."
Hat tip: Brain Terminal