Tag: political discourse

The Mindset and the Frame

 

Both @susanquinn and @henryracette have written responses to my last post, one more favorable than the other.  After reading these and many of the comments, I would like to clarify my intentions and proposed strategy.

First, I do not advocate merely some enraged, scorched earth, wild, and unfocused assault on “the enemy”.  I emphatically propose that we fight, but we need to do so intelligently.  Indeed, we should “choose our battles”, only proactively choosing to actually battle from time to time instead of perpetually using “choose your battles” to rationalize postponing the battle for another day that never comes.

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Max has shown that he has the ability to put in code that would automatically redact posts and comments that used certain language and substitute other language, such as [Redacted].Given the heat of this political season, I would like to suggest that we do so when candidate names come up. Any mention of Trump could […]

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I am not a lawyer. So perhaps it is only apocryphal wisdom that says a strong contract is a concise one. But the principle is sound in regard to political arguments.  The more passionately opposed to your position your audience is, the less likely that person is to consider everything you say in fairness and […]

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For this week’s installment of the pink police state blues, you can read Mr. James Poulos himself, the first & possibly last poet of the pink police state. He’s saying, we’re ruthless–we sometimes care more about abstract ideas than the people in front of us. I’m writing because I’ve been talking to an American friend […]

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