Mightysword wrote:With equal blame going to all sides ... how many there are.
You know, there are some sorts of subjects where I'm just tired of hearing the "equal blame" or "both sides are at fault" excuse. It's often a placating remark designed to disarm opponents while attempting to cut through the appearance of bias.
And, sometimes, there isn't an equal share of blame. Sometimes, people are just doing the "wrong thing."
I truly mean individual "people," here. Both collective "Parties" are full of crap and guilty of adding fuel to the fire at every step. But, those parties are made up of willing individuals who have made a choice to say or do something - They are responsible for their own actions, not the collective innocence of some imagined political party ideal.
So, yeah, I can't always accept the "both sides are at fault" argument, simply because I do not accept a viable argument that consists of me having to acknowledge that seeking to do good is, in someway, at "fault." The methods can be, of course, but when you make a stand against "wrong" and you do that "right," you're not liable for being blamed for the "wrong."
So, what's an example? OK, let's look at the separation of children under five years old from their legitimate parent or guardian who has, supposedly, entered the United States illegally or applied incorrectly for "asylum."
That's bad. We shouldn't do that. In fact, I think we can all agree that it's a "bad thing." So, we should fix that, right? Probably so, so let's do that.
And then comes the finger pointing, the "it's your fault too" and shovel-fulls of BS and foot-dragging.
None of that matters. What matters is that we acknowledge that this is a "wrong thing to do" and that "we should fix this problem." Period. There is no further discussion necessary on whether or not there should be a solution put in place immediately and acted upon positively.
And yet, there is still an undercurrent at times that has people saying "Well, it's everyone's fault." That's wrong. The "fault" lies in those who did it and knew it was morally wrong, but failed to act legally to prevent it. And, at this point, we should be very busy correcting the problem rather than continuing to justify acting by trying to find someone to blame, first.
Screw that. FIX the problem, first, and then you can take your time fixing the blame.
Sorry, a bit of a rant, I know. But, there are times when it should be obvious to us that "Right" or "Wrong" is just not defined by a political party and this sort of opposition isn't the type that should be "sharing blame."
Note: The Dems have made a huge deal out of this, not because the politicians "care," but because they can wave the torch of righteous anger in hopes of getting votes. Every darn Democrat politician I have seen say two words on this subject has been offering as a solution "Elect Democrats." Jackals prey on the kills of greater animals and that's exactly the sort of party they're building if they don't change that painfully obvious tactic.