Snappy Answers To Casual Gaslighting, Part II

“If You’re ‘On The Fence’, You’re Complicit”\

No. If I’m “on the fence on an issue”, then neither side has convinced me yet. “Better to be quiet and have people think you might be a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”.

And being considered a fool by anyone using a line like the star of today’s piece is at best irrelevant and at worst mutual.

3 thoughts on “Snappy Answers To Casual Gaslighting, Part II

  1. It may also be that a guy doesn’t like the so-called solution and thinks that it will fail and so waits on the fence so to speak for a better solution.

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. You are either part of the solution or part of the problem – Eldridge Cleaver 60s? 70s? There’s actually a number of these from Cleaver that differ only slightly from each other.

    How is it that revolutionaries often sound like religious nuts?

  2. “How is it that revolutionaries often sound like religious nuts?”

    because as Kevin Williamson notes in the article about marriage linked in another post;
    “a society disconnected from divinity will always find something to worship —”

  3. Extreme political ideologies are the kissing cousins to religious extremism: Marxism is one such ideology. It abhors religion, and its tenets encourage adherents to ban or harass religious practices. Because Marxism cannot have anything that may interfere with or elevate above worship of the State. By and large, advocates of it seem blind to or unwilling to consider new data that shows it is a deeply flawed system. When I see young people in their 20s and 30s effectively having a temper tantrum in the streets, I imagine that they have convinced themselves that our current systems of government and economy are so much worse than the systems they seek to replace them with. Probably because no one has ever told them that life isn’t fair.

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