Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Lameness Of The "Lesser Evil" Argument

Robert Reich is still trying to talk some damn sense into Bernie supporters and it’s still not going well:

...And now here comes the part that is gonna “bern” their britches:

“Finally, some of you say that even if Hillary is better than Trump, you’re tired of choosing the ‘lesser of two evils,’ and you’re going to vote your conscience by either writing Bernie’s name in, or voting for the Green Party candidate, or not voting at all. I can’t criticize you for voting your conscience, of course. But your conscience should know that a decision not to vote for Hillary is a de facto decision to help Donald Trump.”

Listen up, people! Any final decision you make about anything anytime anywhere always comes down to the "lesser of two evils." And I don't care if you're getting an appendectomy, buying a car, or proposing marriage, the process is always the same. The last computer I bought was the product of a spreadsheet of specs boiling down to three choices from a matrix of 16. Then it was down to two--- both of which were terrific spec-wise, but I settled on a Falcon Northwest because of its tech support reputation, which turned out to be well-deserved. But it did come down to the "lesser of two evils"; in this, case the evil was choosing the more expensive computer. Choosing someone to vote for is no less, or should be, no less the same process. Thus, in the end, if you don't vote for Clinton and stay at home or vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, you are voting for tRump, the most odious, and organgest, demi-human seeking the White House since Skippy Bush rode his daddy's money and rep into the Oval Office.

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