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In light of today's dog-and-pony rubberstamping show on the U.S. Senate floor, this video has become even more painfully relevant. It uses the strangled-in-the-crib Merrick Garland nomination as an example of the depths to which the right will sink to destroy everyone not like them.
- When your opponent accuses you of breaking the rules they themselves hold in contempt, the rules no longer matter.
- The right uses the left's obsession with rules/"the process" against them.
- If someone has no shame, calling them a hypocrite has no effect.
- You can't compromise with people who accept nothing but complete dominance over you. "Leading by example" fixes nothing.
When one party can be relied on to do the exact opposite of your worst behavior, good strategy is to do to them — as destructively as possible — whatever you don't want them to do to you.
There's a very Enlightenment way of thinking that implies that "with the right means, the ends take care of themselves," and immoral behavior becomes functionally impossible. [...] Provided you commit to obeying a just set of rules, only justice will ever be produced by them, and you can see how utterly paralyzing when half the participants of that system refuse to play by those rules.