Finally! A compromise we can all live with!

Warning: this isn't Southern -- and it ain't Communism neither!

But since everyone hates compromisers, and since I have gotten so many hits from the very gracious Dean Esmay, I have decided to have fun satirizing compromise, while simultaneously compromising satire -- something never before attempted!


Confederate Rainbow!

The Battle Rainbow?

An idea whose time has come, or an inflammatory idea?

Some people want to burn the Confederate Flag. Others want to burn the Rainbow Flag.

Politically correct, or politically incorrect?


Now, I know that some of you will quote General MacArthur, and solemnly say, "We Cannot Compromise With Evil." The problem is, there are two sides -- each of which denounces the other as evil. Therefore, there are only three logical possibilities:

1. one side is evil, the other side is not evil;

2. neither side is evil;

3. both sides are evil.

If 1 is correct, then the flag is at least partially good. If 2 is correct, then the flag is completely good.

If 3 is correct, the flag would not appear to be good. But if both sides are evil, is one evil made any worse by being juxtaposed with the other? Are two evils -- when one is opposed to the other -- worsened by being combined?

Hell I don't know! This is a blog; not an attempt to resolve such ultimate questions. (Besides, any answer I give will be considered wrong by at least one third of my readers!)

I'll close with a quote.

"We shall live in accord with the truth, if we have felt deeply conflicts. A clear conscience is a devil's invention."

-- Albert Schweitzer

posted by Eric on 11.14.03 at 05:51 PM


If you find a way to make this sticker, I will buy it and proudly display it on my truck.

ray   ·  November 14, 2003 5:58 PM

Thanks Ray! I may get rich yet!

Eric Scheie   ·  November 14, 2003 6:24 PM

*bursts out laughing*

Thank you, that made my day. :) (I live in GA, btw... that's just... that's just FUNNY.)

Ewin   ·  November 15, 2003 8:49 AM

Reminds me of that mystic symbol I've seen with a Swastika inside of a Star of David. Of course, for those who know anything at all about it, there's no contradiction, as the Swastika is a very ancient sacred symbol used since prehistory on every continent and has nothing whatsoever to do with Nazism.

Steven Malcolm Anderson   ·  November 17, 2003 12:25 AM

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