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September 18, 2007
I think that was essentially the motto of Joseph Goebbels back before World War II started. He was trying to get Hitler to go toward the socialist end of the belief spectrum, but when Hitler refused to yield, Goebbels gave in to him and his National Socialist party because he would rather forgo his own beliefs than completely give up on following and being friends with Hitler. That's my example of “if you can't beat them, join them”. I don't think it's the right way to go; always stick with your own beliefs, no matter how outwardly foolish they are.