Becoming Your Enemy

There are a lot of people who are concerned about rules and being nice-but-firm even when struggling against an enemy for which neither applies. Commies, for example. One of the main nice-people arguments is that “we” don’t want to use the same sorts of weapons and tactics as the commies lest we be like “them”.

James Lindsay (or @ConceptualJames) has a perspective on this:

Not becoming your enemy doesn’t mean not fighting back. It means putting down the weapons after you win.

Some of the follow-ups examine historical similarities.

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