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November 24, 2008

A dark and fascinating* gedankexperiment

Here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine that, on September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers came down, the President of the United States was not George W. Bush, but Ann Coulter. What would have happened then? On September 12, President Coulter would have ordered the US military forces to drop 35 nuclear bombs throughout the Middle East, killing all of our actual and potential enemy combatants, and their wives and children. On September 13, the war would have been over and won, without a single American life lost.

Yes, we need a woman in the White House, but not the one who’s running.


Why we are losing this war

I sat in stunned silence, mouth hanging open when I read this.

*- In the attention grabbing sense.

Posted by OneEyedMan at November 24, 2008 7:31 PM

Comments

Wow... some people are just too stupid to live. I'd elaborate further on the absurdity and atrociousness of the referenced article, but I think they're pretty self-explanatory.

Posted by: REggert [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 3, 2008 6:57 PM

Name calling is easier than articulating what you don't like about something.I see nothing to indicate (in this article or his book that I'm reading) that Satoshi Kanazawa is stupid. I've never heard anyone propose hatred as a weapon. I certainly found it novel. The ideas was radical, but I thought the article as a whole was informative and thoughtful.

This idea seems similar to the idea of nuking a country because its dictator decided to nuke us. War requires killing innocents, so it is worth discussing how many. To me, this seems like far too many, but it is worth recognizing that this strategy would likely work and would not be worth the costs.

Absurdity and atrociousness? Perhaps atrociousness (extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel), but not absurd (ridiculously unreasonable),

Posted by: TheOneEyedMan [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 3, 2008 8:59 PM

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