Madeleine Albright made a statement today about voting for Hillary which I thought was either lack of thought or more about emotions. She stated: There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women – referring to tomorrow’s Democratic Primary election in New Hampshire between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Growing up, my mom always referred to this kind of statement in the following manner.
If all of your friends jumped off a bridge then would you too?” is posed by parents to children whenever a child cites popular opinion as the reason for their disapproved-of actions. So far no one has ever given a response to this philosophical quandary that has been deemed correct by their parent, but many have tried.
It is never specified just how high the bridge is, or the depth of the water below it. Neither is the amount of time that has lapsed since your friends jumped off the bridge given. No explanation is given for what would motivate all these people to leap off of this bridge, or even if there’s a reason why they shouldn’t have. No facts are supplied in this scenario other than that there is a bridge and all of your friends are jumping off of it. It is only by the context of the rest of the conversation surrounding the question that it may be inferred that jumping off of a bridge is somehow a bad thing. And, perhaps the biggest insult of them all: the implicit assumption that you actually do have friends. When asked for clarification – cryptic responses are often given, such as:
Trying not to be politically correct – thank you for your service to the country; but, no one likes a smart-ass politician. Therefore, my advice is, “Pardon the Rudeness, Just Shut up.”