Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Principled Incoherence

The Republican defense of what's going on with changes in voter laws in North Carolina, Texas, and several other states follows a familiar pattern. 

This isn't Jim Crow. Jim Crow (properly understood) is justified, and, anyhow, this is a much milder version of Jim Crow than the original. I didn't steal the pig. It was my pig; and, anyhow, it wasn't very big.

As Freud noted long ago, the law of non contradiction has no force in the realms of the Id; and about that, at least, he was right. 

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