Y'know…

On some level, I don’t really care what someone believes as long as it’s an informed opinion. Earlier today I got berated for a while buy a guy who made the following assertions in roughly five minutes:

– Welfare is socialism.

– Obama’s health care plan will result in homeless doctors.

– FOX News’s ratings mean they’re the most accurate.

– Democrats actively hate America and capitalism.

– Michael Moore is a liar and literally everything in Sicko was fabricated.

– I’m a communist.

Honestly, I don’t even have the energy to deal with people who believe this nonsense. It’s such hyperbolic idiocy that makes debating impossible. If he’d argued that, for example, welfare is an inefficient means of dealing with poverty, well then we could talk about that. Or that the health care plan will result in more people covered but less quality care and had some basis for the claim, sure. But how do you deal with stuff like “this isn’t America any more”?

And people wonder why, if I love politics so much,  I don’t want to talk about it in public.

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0 responses to “Y'know…

  1. I'd estimate the roughly 25% of our population have abandoned the notion of being 'American' and have instead embraced the identity of 'Republican' or 'conservative. If something doesn't fit in their own narrow view – it's simple, It's anti-'merican (GOP version). Most have never read the constitution, many couldn't comprehend the abstract ideas if they did and all of them are self centered to their cores. I've just made a lot of generalizations, but I've witnessed enough crazy sh!t over the past 20 years or so to firmly believe it.
    The key is to shed light on their political stances and actions and illuminate them for what many of them are – party first second and third, country be damned if it isn't their version of it.

  2. I'd estimate the roughly 25% of our population have abandoned the notion of being 'American' and have instead embraced the identity of 'Republican' or 'conservative. If something doesn't fit in their own narrow view – it's simple, It's anti-'merican (GOP version). Most have never read the constitution, many couldn't comprehend the abstract ideas if they did and all of them are self centered to their cores. I've just made a lot of generalizations, but I've witnessed enough crazy sh!t over the past 20 years or so to firmly believe it.
    The key is to shed light on their political stances and actions and illuminate them for what many of them are – party first second and third, country be damned if it isn't their version of it.

  3. Homeless doctors? Un-castled, maybe. Not anywhere close to homeless (and I am one, and I'm decidedly FOR Obama's plan).

  4. Homeless doctors? Un-castled, maybe. Not anywhere close to homeless (and I am one, and I'm decidedly FOR Obama's plan).

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