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This week’s editorial by G. Edward Griffin.
The enemy of your enemy may not be your friend
We are living in a time when it is increasingly difficult to vote for political candidates or issues that we approve. That is because they seldom are on the ballot. Candidates are carefully selected ahead of time by political power brokers, and voters are left with choosing the lesser of two evils. People no longer vote for someone. They vote AGAINST someone.Beneath this reasoning is the idea that, in warfare, you cannot be picky about your allies, and that any enemy of your enemy is your friend. It is an alluring concept but it seldom works to your advantage, especially in politics. If you want to rid your back yard of alligators, you would be foolish to import crocodiles to chase them off. An excellent example of this is in this week’s news. Many advocates of the war on drugs are pleased with the fact that Philippines President Duterte has quickly broken the recreational drug trade. They are not too pleased that there have been hundreds of on-the-street executions of “suspected” drug pushers and users, but they take solace in the fact that the drug problem is solved. The end justifies the means.Now we learn that, when Duterte was Mayor of Davao, he used his police and civilian hit men to execute his political opponents as well. No drug problem anymore in the Philippines but now there is a totalitarian regime that you better not oppose. Out of the frying pan into the fire.
G. Edward Griffin 2016 September 16
Continued at Need To Know News: The Enemy Of Your Enemy May Not Be Your Friend
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