Saturday, May 21, 2005

The Left, The Right, and Mashed Potato

The other night Richard and I were in the best restaurant in Oxford, enjoying our bangers and mash, when I posited the theory that mash was clearly the superior half of the dish. The following conversation ensued...

Richard: "It's typical of the right that you can't allow for each to be good in its own way, but have to rank them on a linear scale."

Ken: "No, it's typical of the moral relativism of the left that you have to value the equal intrinsic worth of everything and fail to accept when something is better."