David Corn of The Nation writes:
There's a hornet's nest out back. You and your buddy talk about what to do about it. He says, "I'm going to hit it with a stick." You say, "No, don't do that. Let's think about another way to deal with the problem."
He says, "I'm going to hit it with a stick." You plead, "Don't do this. Maybe we can smoke them out. Ask others what to do. Find some other solution."
He says, "I'm going to hit it with a stick." You reply, " No, really, let's—" He then hits the nest with a stick. Hornets go flying everywhere. They sting whomever they can find. As chaos ensues, your friend looks at you and says, "Hey, don't tell me that it was wrong to hit it with a stick. That would be a waste of time. Tell me what's your solution for dealing with the problem now."
While I'm keeping my unofficial policy of not getting too political (because, honestly, commenting on political situations through punditry isn't nearly as interesting as exploring them in fiction), I can't help but chuckle at that analogy.
(N.B.: Yes, Virginia, there really are political themes sometimes in Chipotle's furry fiction, even if they're not as in-your-face as Phil Geusz's stories can get.)