Line of the Week: “A better world is by definition not the world we live in.”

January 9th, 2011

Will Wilkinson

This is a gem, IMO. It utterly undercuts the (a?) central premise of most “conservative’s” creed: the presumption that wherever we are now is where we should be — because it’s the best we’ve managed to work out so far, right?

I can only say that I’m extraordinarily happy that the British parliament of 1807, Abraham Lincoln, and Lyndon Johnson didn’t adhere to that creed.

Black Americans, I’m gonna guess, are a hell of a lot more happy about that than I am.

  1. January 9th, 2011 at 11:16 | #1

    Jesus H. Christ, Kling is an idiot!

    It was Ike who started our involvement in Viet Nam.

    Now I must go hug a squid.

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