October 2, 2004

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

NYT: Bush/Kerry Debate NOT a Clash of Ideologies (I Could've Told You That)

The New York Times is running an editorial
today pointing out that the first Bush/Kerry debate "wasn't so much a clash of ideologies, or a clash of cultures." We knew that. Was I the only one that noticed that the most repeated phrase in the entire debate, by both candidates, was "I agree with my opponent"? Bush and Kerry agreed on almost every issue, then split hairs over the exact implementation of the policy they both agree with. This is more pronounced in the area of foreign policy than any other area I can think of, which is why it was a terrible topic for a debate, and the candidates spent the whole time trying to convince the audience of their (false) belief that they are not exactly the same. Think the U.S. military ought not to be a tool for manipulating the internal politics of foreign countries? Think that when the government makes mistakes (as at least Kerry acknowledges was the case with Iraq) it should recognize them and STOP (as Kerry doesn't seem to think it should)? Want a real choice that's actually different from what we've had the last four years? Vote Michael Badnarik Libertarian for President.

Posted by Kenny at October 2, 2004 12:20 PM
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