Comments: "Never argue with a pig. It just frustrates you and irritates the pig."
Never wrestle with a pig.
All you'll get is covered in shit, and the pig likes it.
Posted by Rob De Witt at March 12, 2012 9:53 PM
But then how did you change your world view? Someone must have bothered talking to you, at least at some point.
Posted by Marie at March 12, 2012 10:56 PM
You argue with the commie-libs, not to change their mind but to inspire others. You show the others around the argument that there are actual reasonable points in opposition to the Utopian fetishes of the commie-libs. You show the commie-libs they will meet resistance wherever they open their pie-hole. It's like responding to the knock on the front door in the middle of the afternoon. Whether the "knocker" really is looking for a lost dog or not, you are showing him the "knockee" is home. The knocker is just looking for a safe place to break in. Make him move elsewhere. Never let a commie-lib go unchallenged anywhere. You can start nice, but escalate quickly to put them on defense. "Why are you pushing a failed 19th Century economic model that has, and is failing, all around the world?"
You have to practice arguing, so start small and bring friends. Read and study and prepare. Daily I still her callers to conservative radio claim to have listened for years and yet they can't argue about fundamental issues on their own. "Rush, I love ya man. I've listened to you for 15 years. I was just wondering if you think this Obama guy would bring us together and fix the economy?" That was an actual call before the 2008 election. If you are listening to talk radio as background noise you are wasting your time. Listen for content. Listen to left and right and you won't be surprised by the Left. They are using a very simple playbook and they make the same arguments on most topics. The Left tries to intimidate others with their aura of superiority. It's a myth and easy to puncture. It's very disturbing when you preempt the argument they were going to make. Listen to NPR for 30 minutes and you will likely hear ALL of the intellectual content behind any commie-lib you argue with.
Practice, practice, practice
Posted by Scott M at March 13, 2012 2:23 AM
As is written, never argue with an idiot: they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. Socialist Democrats and the Marxist media have been making idiots of the American public for half a century with propaganda tv and Leftist movies. They are really few in number, but have enormous influence over the truly stupid, wholly ignorant, and fully entitled. Plus, they cheat to win. Fight like your life depends on it. It may, sooner than you think.
Posted by twolaneflash at March 13, 2012 12:32 PM