On Offense Against In Defense of Articles

A Tired and Lazy Approach That is Way Overdue for Retirement

I think it is well past time for us to collectively agree to end the practice of writing in defense of articles. At the very least can we agree to stop using article titles in the form of “In Defense of (Fill in the Blank)?” Unless you are a defense attorney or perhaps a defensive linemen or end you probably have very little reason to defend anything or anyone from anything or anyone else. I applaud and encourage the idea taking a stand for something you believe in and sticking up for the little guy. However, by positioning yourself as the defender, you have ceded ground that is probably not yours to give, and may not deserve to be ceded, even it it were. It’s like if you were a boxer and you threw in the towel for another boxer fighting in a different ring against a different opponent. Yes you are both boxers, but beyond that you have nothing in common. Certainly you are not in any position to be giving up his fight for him even if the other guy is clearly beating the shit out of him.

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