Natural Law

“Some critics of Morsi argue that the U.S. should let him fail,” reports David Ignatius, as Egypt spirals down the drain.

Let X fail is the cosmic formula for getting policy right.

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  • Handle Says:

    It’s an interesting game.

    On the one hand, being the benefactor who keeps a client just above the edge of collapse should, theoretically, and especially when there is no ready alternative, provide the patron with a tremendous amount of leverage over his dependent.

    On the other hand, if the client threatens that failure will result in a local catastrophe which will, at the very least, cost the patron his influence, and probably also increase the danger to him, then the client can milk the benefactor through a kind of extortion.

    Do you trust our agents to play this game well? Better than the competition?

    As usual, we are trying to buy obedience and love with our charity. As usual, we receive intimidation and resentment.

    How’s about this: “We can’t wait, just cause they hate. Have no doubt, we’ll bail them out.”

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    Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 4:47 pm Reply | Quote
  • admin Says:

    Anything that needs bailing out is rotten. Making rotten ‘friends’ (clients), by influencing them to rot more profoundly, is leftism. Eventually, if all goes ‘well’, the leftist apparatus can become a zombie-lord of awesome power, as putrid legions of the demented and dysfunctional thrill to the pulse of its drip-feed. Who could fail to be inspired by such moral majesty?

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    Handle Reply:

    “Zombie-lord of awesome power.” At home and abroad! What beautiful, chilling poetry.

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    Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 11:01 pm Reply | Quote
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