Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Rejecting the premise

Say you work for a software company whose management has decided to increase sales by going into the doughnut business. You don't think it's a good idea, but you don't have the power to kill the expansion.

What do you do?

1. Continue to point out that the doughnut idea is doomed to fail?
2. Drink the Kool-Aid and work towards the best doughnut/software fusion ever?

Sadly, number 2 is probably your best choice.

Team players get promoted and cynics are fired.

Now suppose your are a pundit working in a country that thinks it can impose democracy on another country by force...

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US did not conduct regime change solely to encourage Democracy in Iraq.

You need to read between the lines, in order to understand the real rationale for the Iraq war.

Whether we like it or not, we are enegaged in a civilizational struggle. Albeit, not of the all out war variety.

In said struggle, Islam is the antagonist and we (the civilized world) if the protagonist.

And, as in any struggle, it is wise to do your best to divide your enemy.
A feat that has been accomplshed magnificently by the Protagonist in Iraq.
To wit - the intercine war unto death betweeen the Shia and Sunni.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my apologies for the grammatical errors.

3:42 PM  
Blogger alphie said...

Why do you suppose this ongoing "war of civilizations" between the West and Islam isn't obvious to a large majority of Westerners (including myself), anon?

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

work beckons..so, i will respond to your query later, alphie

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Gray said...

Why do you suppose this ongoing "war of civilizations" between the West and Islam isn't obvious to a large majority of Westerners (including myself), anon?

'Cuz you don't believe anything at all is worth fighting for and you don't really like the civilization you live in 'cuz you're not rich.

7:12 PM  

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