The chair.

/The chair.

The actual position of the Republican Party since the Bush Administration, for example, has been to violate Reagan-era treaties, reject the Geneva Conventions, and torture people—but you’re not supposed to say you favor torturing people. You’re supposed to say that you are opposed to torture, but what you’re in favor of isn’t really torture and anyway you would only do it when you had to and anyway they tortured us first. (Terrorism equals torture, so they started it.) To actually state the position plainly—that you would order soldiers to commit war crimes and fire them if they didn’t—is like showing the referee the chair and then hitting someone with it. It’s the same act but the wrong decorum.

Adam Gopnik on hypocrisy.

Only mildly related, but I did giggle a bit at the journalist’s name. I mean, I guess if someone is gonna have to write op-eds on the Republican Party…

2017-09-28T13:48:09+00:0010th September, 2016|Tags: politics|3 Comments
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  1. inkteller 11th September, 2016 at 1:57 am

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