Agreeing to disagree, or Larry Auster’s 115th Dream
Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.Abraham Lincoln said that.
I’ll let you part with me if I can part with you.
I say that.
To avoid any misunderstandings, the above is not directed at any person, except myself. It’s a take-off on the last verse of Bob Dylan’s “Talking World War III Blues” (original recording here, lyrics here), and it’s meant humorously, making fun of my argumentative and schismatic tendencies. But it also has a serious point, which is that we need to agree to disagree—that the shared search for truth requires that we allow each other to disagree. The title is a take-off on “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream.”