In other words, fighting back provokes the enemy but so does not fighting back. Who doesn’t know that? The answer is: a pacifist. And that, the pacifist implication of the Durbin argument, is the real absurdity. Like so many of his fellow progressives, the Senator appears to cherish a belief that there is a way to stop terrorism by being accommodating to terrorists. They believe so because of the principle that lies at the very heart of progressive thinking, which is the utopian presumption that our fate must lie in our own hands. Without this presumption and its corollary, that we can design a world in which, eventually, fatality itself must be defeated of its ability to harm us, utopianism would be seen by everybody — as some of us see it already — as an obvious absurdity.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.