An interesting article.

Here’s an interesting article about outrage and how it should be handled.  From the article:

For starters, let’s agree that the ideas are fair game. If you think my idea is awful, you should say as much. But there is a difference between attacking an idea and attacking the person behind that idea. Labeling someone as an “-ist” who believes in an “-ism” because of the person’s policy preference is just a shortcut to playground-style name-calling, cloaked in political terminology. It’s also generally a good indication that the attacker doesn’t have a solid argument and needs a way to end debate before it has even begun.

Read the article, it’s a good read. Me, I’m recovering from the migraine I woke up with. Cheers!

2 thoughts on “An interesting article.

  1. Melanie B Cee

    Okay then. Good article, too bad the formatting sucks so much. So many ads that I had a hard time focusing on the article itself. And it provided fodder for my own resolve never to watch SNL, which actually I haven’t since like 1983. Just too odd and frankly rude for me. Comedy should be funny, not mean. I used to watch Bill Maher regularly, hubby and I thought he was great, but he’s also morphed into that kind of comedy.

    That veteran handled his well deserved outrage politely and with manners. I think that goof with the purple hair and the ugly hoodie acted like his generation was taught one should act…no manners, school yard bully behavior and juvenile reactions to being asked to apologize. Imagine putting down something you’ve never had to experience or maybe had the guts to experience (that kid’s never seen combat and I bet never will)…and Ooops. Here I go being outraged.

    I still think YOU put it best: Not my monkeys, not my circus.
    Thanks sweetie for providing an interesting read…

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