Friday, February 23, 2018


Surely, I can't be the only one tired of hearing how someone "destroyed" or "eviscerated" or "nailed to the wall" or "burned" or "shut down" someone else, when all that someone really did was make some good points to which the other party maybe had no adequate response. The hyperbole sucks on both sides, guys. If your person's argument or comment or putdown or quip was so perfect and infallible, then why hasn't everyone else just conceded defeat? Oh, right, they're too stupid and/or evil.

I realize that a lot of this is just the propaganda game, but some of us, liberals and conservatives and progressives and libertarians and socialists alike, are truly more interested in dialogue and finding ways we can move forward together than in winning pointless points via zingers. Not to say that the occasional zinger isn't fun, but c'mon now. Even when someone does get zinged, it doesn't mean that person is now incapacitated or physically damaged somehow.

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