01 May 2003 @ 8:59 PM 

Further proof, if any was needed, that both sides of the political debate in this country seem to feel it unneccesary to actually use reason or logic or the issues themselves in any discussion. Just throw around insults, that will certainly convince others of the rightness of your logic. Apparently, I’m a slobbering idiot. Yeah, ok.

For more examples, see Michael Moore on the left and Dr. Laura on the right.

I’m not liberal or conservative – I find both sides to be filled with self-important assholes. Ideologues of any type are frightening, as they tend not to think and just regurgitate what agitators with more intelligence have created. Buzzwords and slogans are wonderful things; they allow the intellectually inferior to have a voice. Unfortunately, they are so obvious in their inability to think or speak rationally that they grow tiresome.

And, enlightening people is against the wishes of all ideologues – they just want people to agree with them, not to come to an understanding of an opposing (or merely different) viewpoint.

Posted By: Gary
Last Edit: 01 May 2003 @ 08:59 PM

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  1. Kit says:

    Evelynne has an interesting post on the topic of arguing and missing the point. And I agree with you – I think a lot of debate is now done by rote and habit.

  2. AndySocial says:

    I find it tiring to attempt to debate people (such as the one on Rillifane’s post) who can’t even bother to spell such difficult words as happened correctly. Tiring, I tell ya.

  3. lysa says:

    I’ve recently declared a moratorium on debating people. It seems every time I get drawn into a debate with anyone, I’m wrong, according to my “opponent”. I’m fairly tired of having psuedo-intellectuals demand that I justify my stance and beliefs. It’s bothersome, that. So, I choose now to just smile and nod. “Yes, that’s very interesting. Excuse me, I have to go wash my hair now…”

  4. AndySocial says:

    I love being called stupid by someone who seems to be frothing at the mouth and incapable of defending his stance on anything. Yep, I’m a moron. 🙂

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