posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 08:37 PM
Thank you for posting the memo. My time here at ATS is limited and I am dismayed by the anger that is played out; but it does offer me a real
education on perception and how that perception informs our words and actions.
I suspect that many replies will be quick to just the memo, complain about single lines in it and shout bias from the rooftops. All without ever
getting the point of the whole memo. They may never get the idea of being lied to because they don't perceive it as such. The average, middle-class
red voter (and I know several - like them as people - but don't get how they can believe the things they do) wants to believe these lies and takes
offense when you expose the lies. Will not hear the truth regarding a specific lie and will only answer with an attack on the liberal argument.
I see it everywhere - someone questions the truth of a talking point - and bam - attach the questioner's character - divert - never answer. React,
react, react - never think, never question, never learn.
It happens on the blue side of the table as well, but to a lesser extent in my experience.
I miss the old conservatives, that had reasoned arguments for their position. I often found the premises the arguments built on to be offensive but
the actual line of reasoning sound. Also they were civil in their debate and listened to counter arguments - didn't just shout their opponents
I would love to hear a reasoned rebuttal to this plainly written memo.
Thank you for posting it.