Naomi Wolf laid it all out in The End of America. Here's how incrementalism works: Obama is already killing US citizens with drones - but they're brown citizens, so everyone kind of just ignores it. Sure that kid was a citizen, but he's brown, and he was over there.
But the precedent has been set. Citizens are killed by executive order. Through incrementalism, it isn't much of a stretch until they're killing "regular" ones, right here at home.
To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
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