I’m thankful for a good friend not afraid to “Share” on Facebook: I might have missed an on-point Vlog to Jonathan Pie’s fellow liberals regarding the USA’s recent presidential election. Pie had a lot of solid things to say, but due to vulgar language, forgive me for the cherry-pick. The thing is, I see his comments as relevant **way** beyond politics. See if you see what I see!
— …given up putting any argument across at all.
— How many times… before we realize that our argument isn’t won by hurling labels and insults?
— When will we learn that the key is discussion?
— … now decided that any other opinion, any other way of looking at the world, is unacceptable.
— When has anyone been persuaded by being insulted or labeled?
— So now, if you’re… against the prevailing view, you are attacked…
— That’s why people wait until they’re in the voting booth.
— We have made people unable to articulate their position…
— It’s time to stop ignoring your opponents, or worse, trying to silence them.
— Being offended doesn’t work anymore.
— The only thing that works is… bothering: doing something. And all you have to do is engage in the debate.
— Stop thinking that everyone who disagrees with you is evil… and talk to them.
TALK. TO. THEM.