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  •  There's the self obsorbed, self righteousness (0+ / 0-)

    that imagines itself superior to all other viewpoints. Someone offers you a differing perspective and you resort to caricature and projection because you can't abide the suggestion that you might not be 100% correct in your approach. Like I said, knock yourself out.

    Apparently your grasp of history is as faulty as your notion of my politics but don't let facts get in the way of your self indulgent egotism.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 08:43:54 AM PDT

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    •  No (0+ / 0-)
      However, I think you should know that this is hardly the first time I've heard this kind of argument. I've yet to see such Puritanism produce the results you imagine.
      This oversimplified mischaracterization is what prompted that response. I don't believe that was respectful to my views so you're not following your own advice. I laid out my case. I didn't say it was 100% right, but I laid out a good case as to why that was the case.

      I didn't like that last particular comment you made and it was a response to that.

      Apparently your grasp of history is as faulty as your notion of my politics but don't let facts get in the way of your self indulgent egotism.
      Yes your personal anecdote on puritanism and ponies really speaks to that. that's the problem with these critiques of my pieces, inconsistent standards and logic. I also don't need your approval and I have convinced some people with my arguments.

      Good day.

      ‎A) "Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." - George Carlin B) "The administration should be worried about the level of despair here." ~Markos Moulitsas at NN12

      by priceman on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 09:02:45 AM PDT

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      •  The "Good Day" spoiled it. (0+ / 0-)

        Such melodramatic posturing reveals an insincerity of purpose.

        I think that espousing shaming as a principle of advocacy is aptly described as puritanism.

        If you think that the decline in public expressions of racism, sexism, etc., is due to public shaming, you are mistaken. Proof of such bias is grounds for civil or criminal sanctions in many areas of contemporary life. Consequently, open expressions of bigotry in areas governed by such law have become a material liability.

        Nothing human is alien to me.

        by WB Reeves on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 09:52:39 AM PDT

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