I guess I’m guilty. I often use the worst behavior of the occasional bore to define a group. I search out debate and I invite debate. As in everything in life, there is a bottom 10%.
I often, in conversation with my close conservative friends, refer to Liberals as Libtards. It’s impolite and kinda reduces me to the level of folk that I’m teasing, but part of the humor is the irony of that.
Check this out.
The current debate is public sector unions and their devastating impact on the cities and states they serve. The debate is about how unions are exempt from many laws that govern anti-trust; they’re free to conspire to gain a monopoly position for the sole purpose of driving up price. This debate is about those unions using their legal power to elect the government officials who will sit opposite them in the negotiation room.
This debate is NOT about the merits and pure awesomeness of my 4th grade math teacher. Or my biology teacher. Or my algebra I teacher.
It’s about: If YOU were going to build a system that made sure we got the best workers in the right positions and incented them to continue to do their best how would you do it?!?
Instead it turns into this: Hat Tip Carpie Diem
That is SO exactly like how many to most of my conversations go with my Liberal friends when discussing this exact topic.
You just have to walk away.