That was a lame retort that reeks of internet addiction. I don't mind that the topic of the thread has "drifted"--it's that it's drifted toward hackneyed and preachy ethical/political posturing about a position that 99% of all civilized non-U.S. people agree with.
If the topic had drifted toward something INTERESTING--say, such as why grapeseed oil is superior to canola, you would have no complaints from me.
It's funny to me because this is about the third time that you've mentioned thread drift for this particular thread and how it's not going exactly as you want it. If you want to direct the discussion ask the mods to step in or start an LJ.
it's also amusing to me that I've got an Internet addiction for posting on the same board you are.