Saturday, October 8, 2016

Yes And No...

Absolutism is can be another kind of virtue signaling.

People who answer only yes and no to questions of understanding or beliefs tend to be Puritan caricature wannabes. They seem to be operating under the notion that a ‘hostile witness’ approach to ethics represents some sort of glorified purity from the ghetto of the gray abstraction of day to day life .

Let's be honest, most of us are moody when it comes to principles.

Them: “Do you support democracy?”

Me: “Sometimes.”

Beware those who don’t use qualifiers!