The preemptive logic of the “lesser evil” is often invoked to justify the use of a lesser violence to prevent a supposedly greater, projected one. The argument conjures a cold calculus of differentials, one in which good and evil are seen as commodities that are exchanged, transferred, speculated upon and in constant circulation. [T]he structure of [the “lesser evil”] argument: The predictive and incalculable conceptions of violence it puts forth, and its redeployment as a means of providing a convenient bogeyman for justifying almost any atrocity committed in the name of even more heinous hypothetical consequences.
Which is why I will never buy your shitty, lazy, redundant, cowardly “lesser evil” argument. And before Democrats cry, “But it’s true!” Hold on because it isn’t. Your indifference and reluctance to question the illegitimacy of your current regime (and even previous ones) is glaringly and disgustingly obvious.
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