The desiderata of those who hope to enact social change without having to fundamentally alter their way of life. Demanding alternatives often indicates a failure to think outside the framework that produced the original problem.

The equipment is sterilized, the patient is anesthetized, and the operation is about to begin when a deranged man comes charging through the doors.

“WAIT!” shouts the intruder. “DON’T OPERATE!”

“What the hell do you mean, ‘don’t operate,’” sputters the dumbfounded surgeon. “This woman’s life is on the line!”

“DON’T OPERATE!” repeats the hysterical man. “WHAT WILL YOU PUT IN PLACE OF THE TUMOR?”