Enlightenment! Another realization why poli-blogging is such a problem for me right now. It’s because “the Left” is so infuriating. So enragingly, “Hulk smash!” infuriating.
Given their current behavior, it doesn’t just seem stupid to engage them. It also feels…wrong. Immoral, even. It feels like the only proper response is to administer vicious punches to the nose. And occasionally the larynx.
Let’s say you had to plow a field in order to feed your family, and all you have is an ornery mule. With your loved ones on the line, how much effort would you spend trying to reason with the critter?
“If we don’t get this field planted we’re gonna go hungry.”
“Seriously. We could starve.”
“Listen, the lives of my kids depend on us getting to work!”
“Also, if we don’t address the national debt our economy is doomed.”
I submit that arguing with a 21st Century leftist is no different than arguing with a mule. It doesn’t matter that in theory the human is susceptible to reason. Vast, never-ending evidence shows that it never ever happens.
And notice how their tenor is changing. Obama, Holder, Spike Lee, and all the media are now racial war-mongering. The leftists were pretty good-tempered a few years ago…because they were getting their way. Now they’re not, and like a stubborn mule they’re trying to hurt us.
The way to deal with stubborn animals is not with reason or a placating tone or, God forbid, a carrot.
You need a stick. You need an oak 2×4 and the will to use it. Spike Lee needs a beat down, not a talking to.
I’m actually starting to feel sinful for responding to leftist shrieks. It’s like I’m bickering with a mule while children starve to death.
Great analogy, although wouldn’t Donkey be better than Mule? Humm, maybe not. With Mule, you have a creature that cannot mate on its own, right? Created by a Horse + Donkey. Something unnatural/unintended/unexpected, what is the right word? While Donkey equates better to the Democrat party. I guess it works either way. I enjoyed the post and fell your frustration. They are Jack-asses.
I think I unconsciously stole “mule” from a Comics Curmudgeon bit. “More zippers, mule!” was the line from Apartment 3G that he featured. C.C. is among the best websites online, though if it appeals to you I’d suggest moving forward through the archives. He’s built up quite an alternative universe.
Maybe you can try rational engagement with this distinguished person instead?
In other news, the Hawk is still a very funny man.
Iowahawk has no superiors, and very few peers. But we all know that.
I’m reminded of the story of the grasshopper and the ants.
Also Spike Lee is a proven idiot. He knows absolutely nothing and just talks big. He’s a dumbass. I remember how he got his panties in a twist and screamed at Clint Eastwood for not having black Marines in Flags of our Fathers. He’s also one of those idiots who think Red Tails is a great movie.
He also whined about Eastwood directing a movie about Charlie Parker, who was black. Eastwood said something like, “Spike is welcome to do a movie about Mozart, and it might be brilliant.” Too bad Dirty Harry is a statist tool as well.