And then stare at them for a very long time. We are currently witnessing the Sensibles and the Centrists creating false equivalencies between the left (construed in the most convenient way for said Sensibles and Centrists) and the right. Here’s a good (or ‘good) example from Megan McArdle:
These are not equivalent. At all. On the left, you have an argument over language, which, at most, is pedantic and sanctimonious (on linguistic grounds, the term is correct, as both girls and trans men can become pregnant*). On the right, you have the opinion that raped children should be forced to give birth, even if that could harm them physically or psychologically**–or even kill them.
These are not remotely equivalent things, especially since the right wing excess is backed by a significant fraction of the Republican Party, which has already successfully enacted anti-abortion laws.
If you take the ‘left wing list’ and ‘the right wing’ lists people propose in articles, it’s pretty clear which list is far worse (as opposed to merely annoying). If you don’t see, that, well, that’s pretty telling.
*No idea if it’s politically unsavvy to be fighting about this, but the term is correct.
**In Judaism, both of these are grounds to declare the fetus a rodef, a criminal pursuer intent on harming the
womanchild. In this case, the ethical decision is the abortion.