More thoughts on Incrementalism

How would it sound if someone said, “I am against terrorism, but I think it’s a good step if we can just stop terrorists from blowing up big buildings.”

How would it sound if someone said, “I’m against slavery, but I’m going to fight it incrementally, by freeing my own slaves after I die” Oh, yeah, that’s what the early Americans said, and we know how well their policies worked.

How would it sound if someone said, “I think Hitler’s dangerous, but maybe he’ll stop if we let him have Czechoslovakia? Who cares about Czechoslovakia, anyway?” Oh, wait, they did say that, and look what happened.

How would it sound if someone said, “I think the holocaust is bad, but let’s fight it incrementally”?

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