Unintended Consequences

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Melab, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Melab macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    Just curious if anyone gets tired of the criticism that one's political position would have "unintended consequences". I feel like the person who often makes this argument is making assumptions about what I value. Take the stance of wanting to shut down Guantanamo Bay. I might be told (and indeed have been told) that doing so would threaten America's security. My response is that that doesn't matter. Anyone else have experiences similar to this?
  2. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    You need a better response than, "America's security doesn't matter."

    Try, "Prove to me that Gitmo's existence actually improves America's security. The abuses that have taken place there may very well be emboldening terrorists."
  3. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    There is no such thing as security, only the illusion of it.

    Terrorism is just an uncatchable bogeyman that serves as an excuse to enslave people.
  4. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
  5. Melab thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    That was only example. You're missing my point.
  6. Melab thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    How about "I don't give a **** about our country's security if it means sacrificing freedom, invading other countries, and torturing people."? Your suggested argument is weaker than mine.

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