Gee, the MSM still isn’t covering the Brett Kimberlin story. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!
But on occasion they do invite liberty-loving pundits like the divine Ms. Malkin. Then there’s the pretense of a rational discussion.
Play a thought game with me. Suppose Michelle asked lefty panelists, “What would it take for you to change your mind and become conservative?” How would they respond?
Incredulously, laughingly, defensively. They couldn’t answer because the possibility has never crossed their minds. And eventually one would ask (with a “gotcha” smirk) “What would it take for you to become liberal?”
And Michelle could reply, “For starters, I’d need an example of government socialism ever working. What convinced you? Soviet Russia, East Germany, Maoist China, Castro’s Cuba, the EU…which?”
No doubt Michelle already knows those folks are hopeless. I’m sure she’s trying to reach undecideds in the audience, not the leftist mouthpieces. But it would be so easy for our media defenders to show the utter closemindedness of the Left.
Leftists don’t reason, they rationalize. They procede from conclusions, not toward them.
So if you’re going to mess with them, don’t challenge their arguments. Challenge them at the beginning: their conclusions. We use axioms and reason to procede to decisions. Their decisions ARE their axioms. Pointed questions will easily reveal reasoning that is entirely, “Because I said so!”
You still won’t reach them, but their stupidity and ego will become much more obvious to any onlookers.
And of course the media will immediately quit inviting you to pow-wows. So if that’s how you make your living, I guess it’s a lot to ask.