posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 01:06 AM
I think argument is good, because it usually implies a free society.
Yeah sure, people can argue for the sake of it too - I'm sure that even in the most wretched prisons people were reduced to arguing about scraps of
food or a match-stick.
Arguing is very human, and it can lead to creative solutions, but fore-mostly it wards off real violence.
Whoever holds the power can also end all arguments, and become a dictator.
When people argue in a country with freedom of speech, then surely this is a good thing.
Behind the rhetoric they will both know that they are exercising a right and hard-won tradition.
To paraphrase a E.B. Hall on Voltaire: I might not like what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
I recall a time in South Africa when arguing was very curtailed.
It is again, in some different ways.
Arguing is the music of what happens.
If it should stop ... then my blood would run cold.
edit on 12-11-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)