Comment 61986

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted April 08, 2011 at 10:52:23 in reply to Comment 61963

Well, I made the sure the hyperbole was arch and soaring, lest the point - and the fact that it was expressed hyperbolically - be missed. But it seems that the hyperbole might have obscured the point.

The point is this: sometimes the status quo (a city traffic regime; a dictatorship) does not promote the common weal; and if people are regularly breaking the law by going against the status quo, the way to make things better for people in general may not be to crack down (on the jay walker; on the protestors) but to change the status quo (by having friendlier streets; by holding free elections).

Which is to say, I suppose, I think that Ryan is correct.

Comment edited by moylek on 2011-04-08 11:21:18

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