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I may have to start cracking the skulls of folks who agree

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:03 am
by Orpheus
... Agree with me, that is -- or at least nominally agree with me.

I'm a progressive (at least). I like to think I'm an Informed progressive.

But too many people who claim to be on my side of the aisle can't bother to read books, know history, or even click their own damn link, where (e.g.) the Washington Post retracted the accusation that has their unisex panties in a bunch -- 8 hours before THEY reflexively retweeted/expounded on it in ignorant outrage.

Be right on the facts or YOU'RE SIMPLY WRONG. I didn't make that rule. Reality did.

Otherwise, maybe you're just as much a kneejerk/emotional enemy of facts and reason as anyone you or I despise.

There's nothing wrong with being ignorant. I am, on a stunning array of issues, even issues where I have no excuse. It's our natural state.
Being dirty is also our natural state. Most of us pay more than rhetorical lip service to the virtues of bathing at least monthly.

Re: I may have to start cracking the skulls of folks who agr

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:23 am
by huggle
Be right on the facts or YOU'RE SIMPLY WRONG.

But didn't your current president recently invent a third option: alternative facts? :D

Re: I may have to start cracking the skulls of folks who agr

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:59 pm
by Lupine
It's the era where Facebook seems to be the primary source of news in the country. :no:

Re: I may have to start cracking the skulls of folks who agr

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:35 pm
by RJDiogenes
Orpheus wrote:Otherwise, maybe you're just as much a kneejerk/emotional enemy of facts and reason as anyone you or I despise.

Indeed, and this has been an escalating problem for at least twenty years, and has reached its nadir (hopefully) in the atmosphere of alienation and division that brought us President The Donald. It's always been true to some degree, which is why I distinguished Liberal from Left Wing even as a teenager, but it's reached the point where the consequences are disastrous.

huggle wrote:But didn't your current president recently invent a third option: alternative facts? :D

Alternative facts is the very definition of politics. :lol:

Lupine wrote:It's the era where Facebook seems to be the primary source of news in the country. :no:

And a convenient place for cowardly ideologues to mouth off.