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  •  Sorry, but I disagree. (4+ / 0-)
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    Elizaveta, glorificus, lgmcp, Shamash

    I want to hear "it." And I want to contest it. Where ever and when ever this far right-wing dreck is spewed.

    If you don't stand up for your side, the other side wins. Silence isn't golden, it's a retreat from the battlefield.

    If you say, "I disagree" and present logical, persuasive arguments, yes, you'll have to take some flak. You might even lose a friend. But is such a friend really worth having?

    And you might, just might, make one of these people start to wonder.

    The trick is to not get emotional. The trick is to refute the argument, not slam the person making it.

    "Bad men win because good men remain silent."  

    True.

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:25:02 AM PST

    •  fair enough (1+ / 0-)
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      Liberal Heretic

      but sometimes you gotta em give the rope to hang themselves

      there's a saying I learned many years ago, recoil in order to spring further (thanks Phil)

      human error never fails = : )

      by i saw an old tree today on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 09:02:21 AM PST

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    •  Oh, I've tried. (0+ / 0-)

      I've tried to counter their arguments. I've held up facts and article links. I've lectured at them. I've disproven their claims and told them that they were being paranoid. I've deconstructed each and every one of their arguments.

      And no matter what, it's evil "liberal bias." It's what Obama wants me to think. Or something equally ridiculous.

      But there comes a point where you get burned out listening to them. You get exhausted, frustrated, and fed up. And sometimes you have to throw your hands in the air and give up. So be it. Let them cling to their delusions. Let them be blind bloody fools as they cling to their outdated rhetoric and ideologies. I'm going to move forward in progression with the rest of the sane people.

      To use the horse and water analogy, you can present a person with the facts, but you can't make them think critically.

      "Freedom comes at the price of eternal vigilance."

      by Liberal Heretic on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 01:52:47 PM PST

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