Monday, February 13, 2012

Don't Tell Me What I Should Be Happy With

Posts like this were in some ways less about the issue itself and more about a set of actors telling another set of actors with different interests and priorities about what they should accept and clap for and what they shouldn't. I try to never lose sight of the fact that even people who are roughly on my side of things don't necessarily share my precise priority rankings. Even if we accept that tradeoffs are necessary, what's an acceptable tradeoff to me isn't necessarily one for you. More than that, usually the tradeoffs themselves are entirely manufactured.

I don't like people who fancy themselves in the "sensible center" telling me what I should clap for. I don't expect the Bishops to much like it either.