Friday, December 04, 2015


If only there were some way to ban analogies when discussing political or social issues.
Ok, so I'm not actually suggesting that we literally ban some form of speech. Rather, I'm tired of "We can't do X because in situation Y we don't do Z!". I'm interested in having a conversation about if X is a good idea or not. Bringing up Y and Z that you've awkwardly shoehorned in to the argument is largely irrelevant.
If there's ACTUALLY a DIRECT analog between the 2, then fine...let us use history to inform our choices going forward. Problem is when you change even the smallest variables of a social issue the scenario becomes completely different and the analogy is no longer useful.

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