It would be better to attack ideas instead of the people who think them, since nobody learns anything when in a defensive posture. If we can’t budge someone’s political ideology, maybe we can back up our claims of prioritized compassion and educated reason by using empathetic communication.
I do all of that regularly. I live in a world of ideas. However, it makes no difference. The Austin Frank’s of the world are definitely immune to logic, reason, theory or any intelligent thought. They abhor it, which is why I love it.
There are people all over the political spectrum, who piss in my ear, and tell me it’s raining…I’m like bitch it’s not raining! This is fucking piss!
It’s about not having my intelligence insulted…it’s about calling “bullshit!”
And I’m not interested in convincing stupid people of anything…because they are stupid they will remain unconvinced no matter what I say, or how I say it. I am concerned about the wide proliferation of completely unintelligent thought, the absence of reason, the use of backwards rhetorical ploys, straight lies — AND NO — this nonsense should not be entertained, or pandered to at all.
So the rhetorical ploy, that I was calling attention to, was the distraction ploy — don’t look at this (current antisemetic killings), but look at this (past killings involving minority men). Distraction AND dog whistling (all niggers are killers, we hate them all).
Yeah, I’m gonna call out his race-baiting, dog whistling, distraction techniques for what they are.
And, he can ignore me all day long. I don’t care. I know this is effectively revealing what Mr. Frank is trying to cleverly hide — his extreme racism, anti-semitism too, among other things…facism, authoritarianism, low-grade hate…I’m never going to back away from speaking truth to twisted and sick power. And I’m heard.