A. Ah, sanity on television.
B. What? Where?
A. ‘Morning Joe’, on MSNBC. Listen! “Bush was utopian; rolling back evildoers around the globe is a hopeless cause today. We must reconcile ourselves to the persistence of evil in the world.”
B. True, but misleading about who we are.
A. Absurd! You deny we’re optimists!
B. Not at all. Our optimism: “who cares about evil if we’re ridding the world of suffering?”
A. Well… at least, then, we can all suffer together?
B. Ah! Now that’s optimism.