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The politics of being a polite asshole.

Interesting conversation the other day.

Having lunch with a few friends, 1 who is a huge blog fan and a friend of her’s that is not.

Just to choose a name at random, lets call the non-fan Shiteyes.

The subject turned to the blog and this was the comment Shiteyes had on it.

“I have never actually read your blog, but I hear its entertaining.” This was said with a scrunched up nose.

Translation? “I have an agenda based on hearsay I am going to try to force on you because I am convinced I am an intellectual.”

I’m not dumb, I can recognize my cue when I hear it.

“It’s not for everyone. I enjoy writing it.”

“I’ve heard you like to hurt people’s feelings.” Ah, here we go.

Social Justice Warrior. Don’t step on toes, never hurt feelings, passive, passive, passive.

My response freaked her out a bit.

“Like it?” Leaning forward, hands on the table, intense.

“I fucking love it.” Said without heat or anger.

I spent the next hour baiting and screwing with this adult child’s head.

Fuck her sensibilities. Gangbang her sensibilities with a vengeance.

Got her to the point of crying twice.

I look at it this way, if you can’t fight, don’t go looking for one. But if you do start it, at least be able to take a punch.

But, it got me thinking.

I don’t like to hurt everyone’s feelings, rampaging like a mad dog. I am a little specific about the feelings I choose to rampage on.

More like a boxer or a soldier, there are rules of engagement.

Here is what I have figured out:

  • I am allowed to defend myself. That is where the whole “You came into my yard” “Welcome to Thunderdome, bitch” I will be moderately polite until I hit the defensive point, then I become an asshole.
  • I never swing first unless I know for a fact that the other person is up for it.  For instance, I have a brother that honestly looks forward to being screwed with by me at family BBQs. Its a sick thing, but he thinks I must be angry at him if I don’t.
  • My restraint is lacking. It really is a joy when someone who thought they were going to verbally put me in my place gets to a point where, no, they can’t deal with it. And it is that point in time that I get vicious. Nothing to be proud of, but it is what it is.

Its important to understand yourself, even if your an asshole. It makes it easier to figure out how others will react to you.

Plus, and this one is pretty important, if you don’t know what is lurking deep inside your subconscious, you are going to be reacting to what someone tries to stick you with emotionally instead of intellectually, and that is where vulnerability lives.

Jeez, this is like Superman describing how to make kryptonite.

But, before you toddle off to take a swing at creating the mental weapon of mass destruction, understand that the overwhelming mass of humanity are REALLY not ready to crawl around inside their own heads.

It can get ugly.

And most people don’t handle ugly well.

Mainly because its, well, ugly.

 

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Welcome to Thunderdome, bitch.

I never put much stock in the idea that money can’t buy happiness.

But it doesn’t seem to suck, either.

Case in point, the guy in the Mercedes S-class that just gave the homeless guy in front of the Starbucks a scone and a couple of ones.

I described this scenario to an acquaintance  to get their feedback.

“With the obvious wealth he had, he could have given more.”

Which I found to be an interesting statement.

I quizzed the shit out of this individual, pretty rudely, and found out the following:

1. The person I was talking to had not given any money to a homeless person in the last year.

2. They prefer to donate only to “Legitimate charities”. However, they had not given to ANY charity in over a year.

3. They avoid homeless people because they are “disgusting losers”.

I decided that since we were both being so honest, I would give my honest opinion of their statement.

1. You judgmental, selfish fuck.

2. Why do you care what they do?

3. You are a bad person with the soul of a serial animal rapist.

Consequently, they are not talking to me now.

If you don’t want to hear it, don’t invite me to coffee.

I make no apologies over the fact that your soul is fucked up and dead and everyone else you talk to overlooks it and sugar coats it.

Should those that have help out? Sure.

Are there have nots that need to quit being drugged out children? Sure.

Should we point the finger at someone else who is doing something, no matter how small, and give our opinion on it? Sure.

Just don’t expect me to give you the “Atta boy” with a back slap.

I never bitch when someone throws condemnation my way because I throw enough shit out there myself.

After thought. Nobodies owes a homeless guy shit, not one thin dime.

So, when someone decides to do something, anything, view it as the act of charity it is.

Or don’t, none of my business really.

Unless you express that view to me.

Then the ball is in my court and all bets are off.

Everyone wants to have some silly ass opinion, but not actually have to defend it.

In my world debate has the same rules as boxing.

Keep your guard up and protect yourself at all times.

Welcome to the world of aggressive debate.

Welcome to Thunderdome, bitch.

Nowadays, people almost go into anaphylactic shock the second someone disagrees with them.

Debate is dead.

What most people think of as a discussion on Facebook is either a bunch of people agreeing with each other or name calling.

Present a differing view and it is often attacked like a sick wildebeest at the watering hole.

And here is the sad truth.

If you cannot debate your opinion rationally, which means to opposing viewpoints, without name calling, then you do not truly believe in your point either.

Like the vegetarian who’s whole world view, it seems, stems from a distrust of “That whole murder justified for profit thing.” that I argued with for the better part of an hour.

Her contention, was that eating meat of any sort distorts your world view to the point that you truly cannot make any decisions that involve murder.

It took an hour to get the following out of her:

1. She sometimes eats fish. She loves Chilean sea bass. Also, she rarely has chicken, but she does. (Which means this hipocritical bitch is part of the problem, according to her.)

2. Her talking point catch phrases were given to her and taken verbatim from a professor in college. (In other words, it wasn’t her opinion.)

3.  When she goes thru periods of only eating vegetarian, which sounds rare, she feels generally unwell.

I finished the conversation with a sense of pity.

This is the modern Facebook persona, the intellectual without any real intellect.

Sound bites without content. False science. False claims. Ineffectual activism that cannot effect that which it claims to help.

Its pathetic.

When you take the time to verbally break down, dissect and  ultimately disprove their claims, you get a lot of pissy childish responses.

“You have to be right at all costs.” (Being right is being right. And no animals were harmed in the course of this debate.)

“Hitler said something similar.” (Actually, dipshit, he felt the same way you do about the homeless. Congratulations.)

“You sound like a typical [Insert opposing political party here]. (Boy are you bad at this. I’m a libertarian, asshole. I think both sides are criminals.)

Debate is almost like playing a sport, if you have no ability and you keep getting your ass handed to you, maybe you should sit on the sidelines and let the pros take the field.

And you should see my endzone dance.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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