Monday, March 22, 2004

So What is it That You Want?

James Lileks has a very good look at the anti-(whatever it is they're against) protests over the weekend.

Do the ends justify the means? That is one of the big ones, really. I'm sick of war, but can I say that there are not things worth fighting for? No. The line we try to draw between ends and means gives lie to the truly fractal nature of the boundary. Is it right to go to war for this? It could be that there are fingers of yes reaching into no that any small change of the conditions can change the answer. That is why we one can not say yes all of the time, or no all of the time. That is why I will keep my little head as far away from actual leadership as possible. I just don't want the headache.

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