Moderation

There’s more going on here than simply that moderation is a shitty strategy right now. It’s the elevation of moderation to a value in and of itself, in that it doesn’t really matter much anymore what you’re moderate about, so long as you profess to abhor “extremes” and speak in a quiet, soothing voice. And it’s crap, and going into the campaign season I can’t think of a more poisonous viewpoint to be infecting our discourse than the one that sees everything as good or evil only in terms of how non-offensive it is.

A.

3 thoughts on “Moderation

  1. ql was in ny says:

    Huckabee was rambling on about finding common ground and uniting the country on Tuesday, then on Wednesday went on a rant about mini-skirts. That’s gonna go over big.

  2. knut wicksell says:

    Where’s Alexander Pope when we need him?

  3. pansypoo says:

    some things you can’t accept. like georgie. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.

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