Mysteries
Posted by aogWednesday, 19 September 2012 at 20:18 TrackBack Ping URL

I don’t understand people who say “all politicians are dishonest incompetent selfish crooks” and “let’s give them control over X”. Do they never ask “why do I want dishonest incompetent selfish crooks in charge of that?”?

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Bret Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 22:35

Do they? My pro-government friends grudgingly admit that SOME politicians are bad but think that most government people are altruistic. Furthermore, they think that by adding more “watchers”, the dishonesty can be controlled. Of course, when I ask, “Who will watch the watchers” the answer is always more watchers to watch the watchers until we have watchers all the way down. :-)

Annoying Old Guy Thursday, 20 September 2012 at 00:06

I know people who have exactly that attitude. I run in to them not infrequently. They tend to be low information weakly partisan types and so you’ll rarely see it in a strong Tranzi.

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