Skip to comments.Jeb Bush says "you gotta step up" and kill baby Hitler
Posted on 11/09/2015 1:09:16 PM PST by jimbo123
So this is the world we live in now. Asked by the Huffington Post whether he would go back in time and kill baby Hitler, Jeb Bush said, "Hell yeah, I would! You gotta step up, man."
But do you? Should you?
Given certain assumptions, killing baby Hitler isn't a hard question. Assume that going back in time merely eliminates Hitler, and that the sole effect of that is that the Nazi Party lacks a charismatic leader and never takes power in Germany, and World War II and the Holocaust are averted, and nothing worse than World War II transpires in this alternate reality, and there are no unintended negative consequences of time travel. Then the question is reduced to, "Is it ethical to kill one person to save 40-plus million people?" That's pretty easy. You don't have to be a die-hard utilitarian to think one baby is an acceptable price to pay to save tens of millions of lives.
But, of course, those assumptions are strong. Too strong. Here are just a few of the issues you'd need to sort out before even starting to intelligently consider whether killing baby Hitler would be wise.
Can time travel actually change history?
The first question here is whether backward time travel is actually functionally possible. This is a different question from whether it's technically possible. It seems quite plausible that backward time travel could exist but that it would be impossible to actually change the course of history using it. This is how time travel is depicted in movies like 12 Monkeys or The Terminator, where, in my colleague Matt Yglesias's words, "temporal jumping simply turns out to be a feature of a universe that is nonetheless an unchanging four-dimensional block."
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Well, he asked for it.
Maybe that explains Tarri Schiavo.
This is the bush mentality of globalist intervention that has the most massive foreign policy failure on earth wrapped around their necks forever.
Is there any stupid media bait Heb won’t take?
Please tell me this really didn’t happen. Bush really didn’t take the bait on such a stupid question in order to make himself sound tough. This is satire right?
He’s really dumb, isn’t he? There are fish that are smarter than Jeb.
Oh he fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. Makes sense that he would kill a baby he had no problem pulling the plug on Terri Schiavo
I would have bought some of his paintings to try to convince him that a career in art was the way to go.
Yes, because we all know Germany would have been all sunshine and lollipops if Hitler never been born.
If Hitler didn’t come to power, the Communists would have.
He's a Carp.
Principal Weatherby to Archie & Jughead:
“I’ve seen smarter heads on LETTUCE!!!”
the Communists would have
Exactly! And how much worse would the possibilities have been? Communism was an additional plague upon the societies of Europe.
Oh? So you are pro-choice? No, you're equating innocent unborn children with Hitler, which comes as no surprise at all.
The first question here is whether backward time travel is actually functionally possible. This is a different question from whether it’s technically possible.
Let’s meet here last Thursday and discuss it.
“Bush the Baby Killer”
There’s his new title for the media.
His family has access to the Halliburton Time Travel Machine ...
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