Comment Of The Day: “From The Ethics Alarms ‘For Each And Every Unethical Action, There Is An Equal And Opposite Unethical Reaction’ Files: Kurt Schlicter’s Irresponsible Column”

village_magazine

The post about Kurt Schlicter’s warning and call to arms against a progressive establishment that he regards as having declared war on “normal” citizens attracted approximately the range of comments I expected, though I find the inclination of otherwise rational liberals to deny that the current progressive freak-out is unusual, unwarranted or worthy of alarm discouraging.

Here is Zoltar Speaks! reflecting on Schlicter’s rant  in his Comment of the Day on the post, From The Ethics Alarms ‘For Each And Every Unethical Action, There Is An Equal And Opposite Unethical Reaction’ Files: Kurt Schlicter’s Irresponsible Column.

I’m going to set aside some of the hyperbole and focus on a few points made by Kurt.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong.”

I agree with this part.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense.”

“Make sense;” that’s just ridiculous! Only if you choose to think like they are thinking can it “make sense”.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”They hate you.”

I agree that hate is taking over. This is a real problem for the left because the left has taken their attack the messenger to new levels and true hate is directed at the people they oppose NOT the ideological differences. The path of true hate usually has one end, violence.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”You are normal, and therefore a heretic.”

From their point of view that’s completely false; you are a heretic because you disagree with them, therefore you are abnormal.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”Understand that when they call Donald Trump “illegitimate,” what they are really saying is that our desire to govern ourselves is illegitimate.”

False. Illegitimate to the left is anything they disagree with. Liberal Purity Test it has nothing to do with the desire to govern ourselves.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”Their beef isn’t with him – it’s with us, the normal people who dared rise up and demand their right to participate in the rule of this country and this culture.“

Please allow me to fix that sentence; Their beef is with the abnormal people who dared rise up in opposition to their ideology. Remember how Liberal Critical Thinking works.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”They hate you, because by defying them you have prevented them from living up to the dictates of their false religion.”

A simpler version of that is; They hate you, because you openly defy them and will not let them have their way. Period. They are suffering from Traumatic Political Stress Disorder.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”The first step is to end the denial. Open your eyes. See what is happening.”

I agree, accept that there is a problem. Think about raising children for a moment; when a child has a temper tantrum what do you do? Do you feed the tantrum beast and exponentially increase the probability of additional tantrums by “rewarding” the tantrum and give the child what they want just to shut them up because you are publicly embarrassed or tired of the noise; if that’s what you do then you are part of the problem. The political left has been and is currently playing a psychological game and their expectations are that you will fold under the pressure like the embarrassed or tired parent above; they think that’s what you will do because that’s what’s been done for the last 25 years and especially over the last 8 years. They have seen the pattern, they have expectations based on those patterns, and they will not change their tactic until they learn that the tactic is no longer productive to achieve their goals.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”Their religion tells them we are greedy, racist, sexist, homophobe morons who hate science and love Hitler.”

Then we need to change their perception and be reasonably prepared in case they choose a different path.

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”So the only outcome is that one side wins and the other loses.”

That’s thinking just like them, it’s false narrow-minded bull shit!

Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”How to we respond?”

That is the trillion dollar question and if there was one clear answer to that question then the next step might not be easy but at least you would know exactly where you have to place your foot, but it doesn’t end there.

Again; Kurt Schlicter wrote, ”The first step is to end the denial. Open your eyes. See what is happening.”

Accepting that there is a problem of a Liberal Hive Minded temper tantrum, is the first step for some. How do you respond to that temper tantrum is the second step, not so easy.

What’s the answer?

A wise man once said, If we want change in our lives the change must begin in us.

1. In my opinion; societal containment is the answer, not physically, but figuratively. You do not feed the tantrums, reaction gives them more reason to increase their tantrums and gives them a perception of “power”, you contain the tantrum. All actions have consequences.

2. You protect the public from the criminal element within the left choosing anarchy as their means of tantrum and you prosecute each and every one of them to the full extent of the law, and punish them accordingly, no politically correct pandering! Make public examples of each one of them.

3. Right now a huge portion of the political left feels powerless much like a cornered animal and they are lashing out at all those that confront them. Give the ones that are not being uncivil some room to breathe. Find ways of making them feel less powerless and less cornered but be firm on ethics and morals. Encourage civil discourse while encouraging them take 100% responsibility for the uncivil hate and the actions associated with that hate that are being used to support the political left with ends justify the means behavior. Changing in the behavior of the left must be encouraged but for change to be effective and long term it must be their choice, change from within.

4. Ignore the “civil” tantrums and drive on with policy and we must shut down any hateful nonsense from both sides. The hate must be shut down with actual facts, logical arguments, and ethical behavior; let morals be a source of strength. Be seen as the “moderate” adult in the room but do not under any circumstances tolerate hateful behavior, threats, or violence of any kind from anyone regardless if they are on your side. Impose that the ends DOES NOT justify the on everyone in your path that believes otherwise.

62 Comments

Filed under Character, Citizenship, Comment of the Day, Ethics Train Wrecks, Government & Politics, This Helps Explain Why Trump Is President, U.S. Society

62 responses to “Comment Of The Day: “From The Ethics Alarms ‘For Each And Every Unethical Action, There Is An Equal And Opposite Unethical Reaction’ Files: Kurt Schlicter’s Irresponsible Column”

  1. One of the biggest realisations in my life was that other people actually believe other things. While I was growing up, my Pentecostal grandmother used to bring me around to her church on Wednesdays. and unlike going to the Ukranian Catholic services of my parents, we got to sing! And dance! And speak in tongues! Imagine me, at 10, belting out the beginning to the Lion King’s “Circle of Life” in a room full of adults who were doing something similar! I had a blast! And then my aunt Jill got the shakes. Imagine my fear, at 10, when my aunt collapsed and started shaking on the floor, and instead of calling 911, the adults continue “Nants ingonyama”ing. I thought we were all playing, I thought we were having fun, and then I thought that we should call for help, but no… my aunt and this group of people BELIEVED that God was giving her seizures. Wednesdays immediately became less cool.

    My lesson, and it’s one that we should all learn is that your mileage may vary: That the people spouting convenient lies aren’t always lying for their own benefit, sometimes, often, they’ve actually convinced themselves of their own bullshit. And that’s why I think that Zoltar’s third point is particularly poignant… In our their self imposed isolation from ideas different from their own, the left has worked themselves into a panicked frenzy…. They BELIEVE that Donald Trump is an existential crisis, they believe that Republicans are coming for their health care, their freedoms, they believe that the GOP is riddles with sexist, racist, homophobic bigots, and yes, some of them believe that their opponents are literal jack-booted Nazis.

    The cure for this is the cold light of day. Interactions. Calm ones. Gentle mockery of the most stupid of ideas, explanations of what you can, simply being there, not yelling “SEIG HEIL”… Because lets be honest: When you spend the first 25 years of your life going from liberal bastions in the form of school to school to school, it’s…. understandable…. That some of these people will pick up some very strange ideas from the echo chambers they find themselves in.

    • The things writing reminds you of. As an aside…. TED talks are sometimes poignant: Spend a wonderful 20 minutes listening to Chimamanda Adichie talk about the dangers of a single story.

      • E2 (nee Elizabeth I)

        I did, and it was wonderful. I rarely do this, but I am sending it on to others. Single story, big lie — whatever you want to call it — Ms. Adichie humanizes and explains the process in an eloquent and thoughtful and personal way. Too few will watch and listen and think about it. Worse than a shame: we’re approaching disaster in our devolving “civil society.”

    • “They BELIEVE that (a)Donald Trump is an existential crisis, they believe that (b) Republicans are coming for their (c) health care, their freedoms, they believe that the (d) GOP is riddles with (e) sexist, racist, homophobic bigots, and yes, some of them believe that their opponents are literal jack-booted (f) Nazis.

      In all fairness, ~ 8 years ago did you think there was a demographic that strongly believed, if with less hysterical spittle-flecked slobbering, that same paragraph with a few tweaks?

      (a) Barack Obama
      (b) democrats
      (c) add coal/oil/electricity/power
      (d) Left
      (e) misandrist, anti-White, anti-Traditionalist, open border, decadent gender-bending, anti-religious, sodomites
      (f) commies

      • Oh, I’m sure there were. I think the difference is the relative difference in how mainstream those populations were. Sure, CNN might have found that one guy in a trailer park, probably with a flamingo-ed front yard, who would say absolutely bankrupt things about Obama, but I’m failing to remember the thousands, tens of thousands strong protests, the riots, the burning campuses or the very common, mainstream assertion that Democrats as a class were Nazis.

        I think that tying it into a bow, is that in certain circles, being a conservative was something you were supposed to be ashamed about, that it was your own personal dirty secret. But that wasn’t true of Liberalism, and so while conservatives were exposed to the moderate liberals in their midst in 2008, and could see for themselves that these people were not in fact the anti-christ, Liberals aren’t getting that exposure, not just because conservatives are less likely (I think, in general) to wear their politics on their sleeves, but also because if they do, the left tends to go into isolation mode and unfriend their outed conservative friends on Facebook.

        • ”flamingo-ed front yard,”

          Whoa Nellie! Did you know that the Pink Flamingo is the official bird of The 77 Square Miles Surrounded By A Sea Of Reality?

          http://mentalfloss.com/article/76600/why-plastic-flamingo-official-bird-madison-wisconsin

          A twisted mental pathway, with which for better or worse I’m dutifully equipped, might opine that our fair City is home to any number of your “guy in a trailer park” folks.

          However: no trailers or wide-spread difference of opinion allowed! That’s how democracy works.

          Anywho, the living accommodations are tony LEED downtown collectives shared by the like-minded who boast enviable ‘Contemporary Che’ advanced degrees.

          These digs are replete with underground BIKIE parking, on-site 5 adjective crappicchino dispensary, a walk-in Hempen Homespun Haberdashery, a Birkenstock cobbler, a free-range/fair-trade/sustainable/organic/GREEN/humanely dispatched/locally-derived/no nukes/Save-the-Whales Co-op nearby, and mandatory “Look at Me” bumper stickers, “I’m Dialed In” lapel ribbons, and “Gosh I’m Nice” awareness bracelets.

          And tolerantly open-minded of all ideologies, (except Conservatism), all genders (except the Y-Chromosomal), all races (except White), all cultures (except Western), and all Religions (except Christianity and Judaism).

          Or what I fondly call home.

        • Chris

          Sure, CNN might have found that one guy in a trailer park, probably with a flamingo-ed front yard, who would say absolutely bankrupt things about Obama

          Actually, CNN found a famous billionaire millionaire who would say absolutely bankrupt things about Obama.

          Now he’s president.

          • I mean… Has he really though? I get it, the birther thing was an embarrassing debacle. But when you compare Trump’s rhetoric towards Obama and the rhetoric of the left, including but not limited to Obama, towards Trump, is there really an equivalency there? What’s Trump said? That Obama is a socialist? That he has bad policies? That his policies didn’t work? I’ve said worse.

            • Remember, you typed something angry once, so that’s proof there of the violence inherent in your entire political system, enough so to equate it to the actual violence of the Left Wing and enough so to assuage various Left Winger’s of their angst over the monumental collapse of maturity, decency, and civility you see coast to coast in the ENTIRE Left Wing – the pocket that contains Patrice and Chris excepting.

            • Chris

              But when you compare Trump’s rhetoric towards Obama and the rhetoric of the left,

              How can a comparison between the words of one individual who is now president with the words of an entire movement made up of millions of people possibly be a useful one?

              • I was talking about the behaviour of groups of people, and said that the people who actually said bad things about Obama in 2008, especially when compared to the right in general, was marginal, you came back with “yeah but Trump.”

                If comparing millions of people to the current president of the United States is not a useful comparison, why did you make it?

                • Chris

                  I was talking about the behaviour of groups of people, and said that the people who actually said bad things about Obama in 2008, especially when compared to the right in general, was marginal, you came back with “yeah but Trump.”

                  If comparing millions of people to the current president of the United States is not a useful comparison, why did you make it?

                  I guess it’s my job to go back and remind you of your own words again.

                  You: Sure, CNN might have found that one guy in a trailer park, probably with a flamingo-ed front yard, who would say absolutely bankrupt things about Obama

                  Me: Actually, CNN found a famous billionaire millionaire who would say absolutely bankrupt things about Obama. Now he’s president. (“Billionaire” was supposed to have a strike through it; I guess that tag doesn’t work on this site.)

                  So no, you brought up the sort of individual who said “bankrupt things about Obama,” and I pointed out that you were describing the wrong sort of individual.

                  You then moved the goalposts and began the comparison of Trump to millions of people:

                  But when you compare Trump’s rhetoric towards Obama and the rhetoric of the left

      • In all fairness, ~ 8 years ago did you think there was a demographic that strongly believed, if with less hysterical spittle-flecked slobbering, that same paragraph with a few tweaks?

        So What? There is no comparing the two, as the reactions were not even on the same scale.

        Remember all of the riots in 2008? The relentless meltdown in the press? Calls for impeachment (before Obama took office), calls for a military coup, and assassination?

        Oh yeah, they didn’t happen.

        • ”There is no comparing the two, as the reactions were not even on the same scale.”

          I don’t think I illustrated my point very well; I didn’t vote for Trump and I couldn’t agree more, this reaction is not even in the same freakin known Universe!!

          I grew up (I use that reference advisedly) in 1960’s Madison: “The War At Home,” the protests, the anti-ABM/ICBM marches, the teach-ins, the Dow Chemical riots, fire-bombing South Hall, bombing Sterling Hall, etc., etc., etc.

          And while I didn’t condone the violence, at my young age I kind of could understand where it was coming from because I read the front pages of the newspapers I delivered.

          The U.S. was involved in an imperialistic, “who has the bigger dick,” VERY unpopular war.

          Now? I say “You Gotta Be Fucking Kidding Me!” They didn’t get their way so do they accept it and move on like I, et al, did in 2008 & 2012?

          Not exactly.

          Not to put too fine a point on it, since 11/09/2016, Lefty’s been dangerously self-immersed in a catatonic/apoplectic, pillow-biting, mouth-breathing, thumb-sucking, weenie-whiny, simpering-whimpering complete metaphysical, emotional, existential, psychological, philosophical, full-throated, freaking out, melting down, totally collapsing free-fall.

          My entire extended family (save for my Dear 94 1/2 year old FIL) are Lefties. I have the rare good fortune to have a number of brilliant non-family people (who happen to be Lefties) in my wheelhouse (“Keep your friends close…”) that are reacting in ways I never thought possible.

          My Dear Gay-Activist/Homeless Advocate Sister, one of the fairest-minded people I know, is convinced that VP Pence will rain down mandatory “conversion therapy” on the LGBTEIEIO crowd.

          Will she allow me to explain that he sought to change their “risky behavior” (unprotected sex with multiple partners) rather than change their preference? That’d be a “no!”

          A guy I’ve known for over 50 years, whose dispassionate judgment I deeply respect and whose Lefty cred is impeccable (College SDS, brought Angela Davis to Lawrence University, committed Sandernista etc.) thinks it’s all going to go up in a mushroom cloud.

          My former Bay Area SIL refuses to even watch Trumpss countenance on TV.

          I ask them, “did I/would I freak out like this when Obama was elected/had HRC been elected?”

          Their response boils down to “why do you keep defending him, he’s EVIL, he has none of your values, do you know history–this is the way the Nazis came to power, ad infinitum ad nauseum.”

          If “defending” Trump means I’m just not ripping him a new one every time I draw breath, then guilty as charged.

          It would not have been, in any way, shape, or form, this pronounced had HRC been elected. Don’t get me wrong, I’d be ever-vigilant, but I wouldn’t be walking around like L’il Abner’s Joe Btfsplk letting things completely outside my control dictate my every waking moment.

          My pal Zoltar Speaks! earned his 1st COTD award last summer when he said he wanted his Black friends back.

          I’m left to ponder, what now becomes of my friends and family?

        • Inquiring Mind

          The only riots or violence I saw after the 2008 election was directed at Prop 8 supporters.

            • Chris,
              That’s not an equivalency.

              • Chris

                I wasn’t making an equivalency. I was proving that IM’s statement is wrong.

                • Chris wrote, “I wasn’t making an equivalency. I was proving that IM’s statement is wrong.”

                  The contents of your links did not prove IM’s statement wrong. If you honestly think it did, please explain yourself. Personally I think you’re using a bit of Progressive Magical Thinking but I’ve been proven wrong before.

                • Chris

                  Before tex gets on my ass, of course IM’s statement isn’t wrong; he was describing what he has seen. What I was actually doing was pointing out that his experience is limited, and that there has indeed been violence against the gay community since Prop 8 passed, presumably by conservatives.

                  • Chris wrote, “Before tex gets on my ass, of course IM’s statement isn’t wrong; he was describing what he has seen. “

                    You caught it. Good.

                    Why would Tex get on your ass when I’m here to take up the slack? 😉

                    Chris wrote, “What I was actually doing was pointing out that his experience is limited, and that there has indeed been violence against the gay community since Prop 8 passed, presumably by conservatives.”

                    1. The violence is not due to the Presidential election and that is how this little conversation began.

                    2. Why do you presume that only conservatives perpetrate violence against the gay community? Opinions/bigotry towards homosexuals, transgender, etc. cross political boundaries. You are terribly biased about Conservatives.

                    • Chris

                      Opposition to gay marriage largely broke down along party lines when Prop 8 passed, and to some extent still does; conservatives are much more likely to say they oppose gay marriage, and even homosexuality, than liberals are. It is true that homophobia exists on the left, but not to the same extent as it exists on the right. That’s not a biased opinion, that’s reality.

                      It is certainly possible that some self-identified liberals have committed hate crimes against gays, but the logical assumption is that the majority were conservatives. I’d also make the assumption that the majority of hate crimes against whites are committed by liberals.

                      And while you’re right that I can’t link violence against gays directly to a presidential election, it still complicates the narrative that most political violence is committed by the Left.

                    • Chris wrote, “And while you’re right that I can’t link violence against gays directly to a presidential election, it still complicates the narrative that most political violence is committed by the Left.”

                      Hold on there just a damn minute Chris; violence against gays is NOT political violence, in that it is not politically motivated, it is motivated by bigotry! Correlation does not equal causation!!!!

                    • Chris

                      The belief that gays are abhorrent and deserving of violence is of course a political belief.

                    • How in the world do you make that statement? Part I is a religious belief at best, and a result of pure ignorance at worst. The assumption that anyone is deserving of violence is a pathological belief. There’s nothing political about it.

                    • Chris said, “The belief that gays are abhorrent and deserving of violence is of course a political belief.”

                      Chris,
                      I really don’t give a damn what you generally think of religion, Conservatives, Republicans, or the like, and I don’t really care that you’ve shown yourself to be a Progressive/Liberal and Democratic Party apologist but seriously Chris, this kind of unintelligent Liberal critical thinking is 100% partisan based bull shit, it falls directly into the “bias makes you stupid” category and makes you look like a troll trying to incite.

                      Wow, that was a really long-winded one sentence paragraph?

                    • Well… those Muslims are certainly the definition of conservative, or at least traditionalist. THEY sure are killing LGBTESJXCD members are an astounding rate, even here in Florida as well as abroad.

                      Wait, Muslims are embraced by the Left. So that means…

                      LEFTISTS HATE GAYS!

                    • E2 (nee Elizabeth I)

                      I have gotten some pretty hateful responses on this blog by pointing out some of the prehistoric maxims of Islam that continue to inform the political side of Islam. So I’ll leave it to you, but good comment!

                    • “I have gotten some pretty hateful responses on this blog by pointing out some of the prehistoric maxims of Islam that continue to inform the political side of Islam.”

                      Probably best that you not post something like the following:

                      ”Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he shared his alarming beliefs with students in attendance in his lecture, ‘Islam and the Problem of Slavery.’

                      “Freelance writer Umar Lee expressed his shock over the 90-minute lecture, which included explicit endorsements of rape and slavery.” (bolds mine)

                      Oh my! Perhaps the talented Professor Brown was taken out of context?

                    • Chris,

                      there has indeed been violence against the gay community since Prop 8 passed, presumably by conservatives.

                      Can you cite your sources for that assertion?

                      I tend to doubt it, because if there is a HINT that such a person was responsible for an atrocity, the MSM shouts it from the rooftops. (Remember the Aurora shootings, and the incorrect association with the Tea Party over a name similarity?)

                      When (as many times happens) the shooter is liberal/democrat/protected group, there is little made of political leanings.

                      -James Holmes
                      -Aaron Alexis
                      -Seung-Hui Cho
                      -Nidal Hasan

                      All mass murderers. All registered Democrats.

                      Not saying ALL mass murderers are leftists (Stalin was not a democrat, for instance), just saying if a conservative was identified as such, you would know

                    • Maybe, but Joe voted for Adlai Stevenson, I hear…

    • Chris

      They BELIEVE that Donald Trump is an existential crisis,

      Isn’t saying that Trump will turn us into a “nation of assholes” a description of an existential crisis?

      they believe that Republicans are coming for their health care,

      They believe this because it’s true. Republicans have not been shy about this.

      their freedoms,

      In some ways, both Republicans and Democrats could be said to be coming for people’s freedoms.

      they believe that the GOP is riddles with sexist, racist, homophobic bigots,

      Perhaps not to the extent that many liberals believe, but these are certainly problems within the GOP, though they are being addressed and reduced. Is supporting conversion therapy not homophobic?

      and yes, some of them believe that their opponents are literal jack-booted Nazis.

      This is the only example of a ridiculous belief you’ve cited so far.

      • “Isn’t saying that Trump will turn us into a “nation of assholes” a description of an existential crisis?”

        Only if you think that becoming a Nation of Assholes threatens the existence of America. Look, I’m not saying Trump is particularly good for the soul of America, he isn’t. I just don’t think he threatens people who feel threatened in the ways they feel threatened by him. I think it’s a manic insecurity that they need to be coaxed out of, not coddled and validated by like minded bundles of raw nerves and fear. Hell, if half the things Trump has had attributed were to come true, America would still be a giant gulag, it’s just not reasonable.

        “They believe this because it’s true. Republicans have not been shy about this.”

        It’s not true the way the think it is. When Bernie debates Ted over the week and says “Their plan will repeal the ACA and everyone who was covered, all 20 million of them, will have their insurance cancelled.” He’s lying. That’s all there is to it.

        Will the GOP repeal the ACA? They say so. But not a single one of them said: And then let everyone flap around like fish. The ACA is a deeply flawed law, with basically nothing redeeming to it. 20 million Americans gained insurance through it? Fine. Offset that by the 6 million Americans boned by Obama’s “If you like it, you can keep it.” lie, the people who pay for insurance but have a five figure deductible they’ll never be able to pay, and the people who decided that paying the fine is a better value than participating. And so IF the GOP repeals the ACA they’ll end up replacing it with SOMETHING. And sure, there might be people who lose their coverage, but I would be absolutely gobsmacked if it’s even a fraction of the number Democrats are spouting like gospel.

        “Perhaps not to the extent that many liberals believe, but these are certainly problems within the GOP, though they are being addressed and reduced. Is supporting conversion therapy not homophobic?”

        That’s my point though. It’s not as bad as these people think. Look, I’m not exactly friendly with the religious right, I think you’d have a hard time justifying someone calling me “homophobic” (Although it happens weekly on Twitter, I think I @’ed you once when one of your friends reflex-puked that out.) So let’s stop lying, stop saying it’s the whole party.

  2. Tour de Force par excellence there Big Guy, I’m honored to have you as a pal!

    Now can we do something about them there piercing “eyes?” I’m having bad dreams….

    • Paul,
      Thanks and the honor is truly mine.

      See ya tomorrow afternoon.

      Those piercing eyes aren’t going anywhere, they are staring deep into the character of others. 🙂

      • “they are staring deep into the character of others”

        Well heck, why didn’t you just say that before? I have nothing to worry about.

        Paraphrasing Charles Barkley: “I’d sue you for defamation of character, but then realized I have none.”

        • To borrow a phrase; that holds the honor of earning a place on the gut laugh leader board. 🙂

          I know I’ve said this before; but, it’s really hard not to appreciate the way your mind works!!!

  3. One thing that I think we have to redirect a little: where we discuss hatred or anger, I think that it’s more precise to address “contempt”:

    “When we communicate in this state, we are truly mean – treating others with disrespect, mocking them with sarcasm, ridicule, name-calling, mimicking, and/or body language such as eye-rolling.”

    https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-four-horsemen-recognizing-criticism-contempt-defensiveness-and-stonewalling/

    The same article calls contempt “…the single greatest predictor of divorce.” It may, as well, be the single greatest predictor of dissolution. I’m not sure exactly where all of this goes, but I think we have to circle back to November 9, when there were people on the Left who were looking around and saying, “How was this possible?,” before they were diverted by organized tactics to shift attention away from the campaign.

    • LoSonnambulo wrote, “One thing that I think we have to redirect a little: where we discuss hatred or anger, I think that it’s more precise to address “contempt” “

      Considering a variety of definitions for each, in my humble opinion; contempt is the immoral core that turns simple anger into true hate and causes the individuals to flush their ethics and believe that the ends justify the means. As I said above, the path of true hate usually has one end, violence.

  4. Neil A. Dorr

    Jack,

    Photo credit? Was that actually published? Jesus.

    -Neil

  5. Wayne

    I think that the ones that are being uncivil need a trip to the woodshed. Anybody that engages in violent activities need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Chuck Schumers in Congress who engage in obstructionist tactics to deny confirmation of Trump’s Cabinet picks should see the States they represent penalized by withdrawal of Federal funds.

  6. Carcarwhite

    if you want to see a liberal confront her fears about trump and see how she “sees the light ” through inquiry, in a room with almost all liberals, watch this.

    It’s extremely powerful and revealing to see what we’re up against on each side.

    Our uninvestigated thoughts are what blinds us all.

    The woman working with her is speaking at wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco this month about our thoughts and politics. The audience will be entirely liberal.

    This may give you hope…

    Would love to know your thoughts.

    (It gets really great as audience members share their liberal views and open their mind to consider reality)

  7. Other Bill

    neu·ro·sis
    n(y)o͝oˈrōsəs/
    nounMEDICINE
    a relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behavior, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality. Compare with psychosis.
    synonyms: mental illness, mental disorder, psychological disorder;

    (in nontechnical use) excessive and irrational anxiety or obsession.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s