Wisdom From a Liberal

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.


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One Response to Wisdom From a Liberal

  1. Toni Porter says:

    I listened to him, too, and I also agree with a lot of what he said. I have found that mostly people don’t talk about the differences between the candidates, they just want to tell the people who want the other party’s candidate that they are stupid, blind and unable to recognize right and wrong. When communication between the backers of the two political parties breaks down it leads only to chaos, anger and name calling. Nothing really gets done. Nothing of substance is ever spoken and the public never know what the candidates really stand for.

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