Apr. 22nd, 2010

yeloson: (Default)
Consider Teabaggers. The logic of stuff like "public option" = death panels, etc.

You have someone who:
a) Has no fucking clue what they're talking about
b) Refuses to do the minimum to look it up
c) is looking to silence all conversation through inflammatory, though completely false, rhetoric
d) Doesn't care about the facts, only understands that there is a "side" to be taken.

Yeah? Yeah. Ok. That's easy enough to understand and mock. It helps that they do stuff like have signs demanding "English Only" when they misspell half the words.

Now let's go over to the people who've typically come up recently:

a) Has no fucking clue what they're talking about
b) Refuses to do the minimum to look it up
c) is looking to silence all conversation through authority bids, "conciliatory tone", or dismissal arguments with no basis in reality
d) Doesn't care about the facts, only understands that there is a "side" to be taken.
e) Happens to be famous for writing, editing, or publishing books.

I mean, if your best argument against anti-racism is, "I refuse to know anything about it, but I'm still right, because you people are being mean to my friend(s) for saying ignorant things!"?

Seriously. All we're dealing with here are well spoken Teabaggers when folks are making these arguments.

Profile

yeloson: (Default)
yeloson

November 2012

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated May. 28th, 2017 12:07 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios