Look At It This Way (#LAITW)

There are Good Guys

by on Jul.16, 2015, under Principles, Truisms

And there are bad guys.

This distinction is important. But we’ve been blurring it over the last X years. “Why do you think we’re any better than them? We did slavery, and Jim Crow, and confederate flags, and gay bash, and on and on.” OK, so no one’s perfect. In the balance, I think the U.S experience has been, and could continue to be, exceptional. On any front you want to discuss, I’ll be glad to argue that the American approach is better.

There really are good guys and bad guys. And if we don’t include that in our mindset, we can make terrible decisions.

For instance, the U.S. is a good guy. Iran is a bad guy. Iran vows to wipe out Israel in its constitution! It’s clearly been supporting terrorism (e.g. Hezbollah). If you can’t even agree to that, there’s no point in trying to convince you of anything else.

If you can’t or aren’t willing to judge good and bad, there’s nothing that can be done.

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