*sarcasm* When my car needs fuel I make it a point to buy equal amounts from all of the filling stations I can see, regardless of the price, cleanliness or other amenities offered at particular retailers. We must all be fair - we must treat the unequal, equally. (Damn the consequences.) */sarcasm*
Yeah, I'm with you all the way. Well, I did post it.
Yet I have this nagging doubt that "fairness" now goes in the "Stuff ThreeSourcers Hate" bin with Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, Altruism, God, Twinkies, &c. Perhaps I am just exhausted from a long weekend of typing.
Twinkies? You guys don't hate Twinkies.
I wrote derisively of Twinkies. H8r!
And I thought MLK had been defended.
As for fair or fairness, the objective version is a virtue; the subjective or redistributive version a vice. For it necessarily contradicts objective fairness in the way it treats the redistribution victim, i.e. redistributant (as opposed to redistributee at the hands of a redistributor.) Too much? Okay. Redistribution Victim.
Umm, brother jg, on other sites, you'll find that MLK does not need defending.
Fair enough but in defense of any partial or temporary criticisms appearing here I'll suggest that celebrity or popularity doesn't confer exemption from critical inquiry. On other sites, Che Guevera does not need defending.
No, I'm proud to be among the iconoclasts. Just reminded of the uphill battles we face.