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Raskolnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 10:07 PM
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100. By your logic, "Evil Genius" is a compliment.
You can't honestly believe that what you wrote in your last post,so I'll assume you're just playing devil's advocate.

Your logic just doesn't hold up. Lets go though this one last time with the most extreme example possible*: Hitler was a very skilled politician. He was a genius at manipulating public opinion and preternaturally good at undestanding people better than they sometimes understood themselves. These are facts. Undeniable facts. Now, does this equate to an endorsement of what Hitler did with those skills? Certainly not.

In fact, I'll stretch this little analogy to the breaking point: part of the reason Hitler was so unbelievably successful in rising to power in Germany was that many of his opponents discounted his political skills were unwilling to take him seriously. They were unable, for whatever reason, to admit what was happening in front of their face, and things didn't turn out so well because of it. Wouldn't it have been great if someone from the opposition had stood up and said "this asshole Hitler sure is good at what he does, we better get get our act together if we have any hope of beating him?"

*(as a disclaimer, I am not saing Bush=Hitler, I am merely using Hitler as a logical extreme that disproves your argument that admitting someone's strong points is akin to endorsement)
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