A new project was released recently, a fan project for a popular franchise. I've seen a lot of praise heaped on it, but there were a few with negative
My response: Maybe instead of criticizing, show us how good you are.
I was then told that "Let's see you do it!" is a fallacy, and inadmissible in an argument. Okay, I have a problem with that, and I said as much - "Why
tear down a man struggling to fly when you haven't even tried?"
History shows us numerous examples of men daring to dream, and the ostracizing that followed. Hundreds of miracles and revolutions with visionaries in
the lead, and they were always bullied and ridiculed because they had the imagination to create the future.
We see it everywhere today. If a child is different in any way, they get bullied. If you happen to have a different political opinion, you get
bullied. If you show your respect for the universe in your own way, you get bullied. And instead of offering a helping hand and making art together,
we stand aside and destroy those who have the courage to jump for that star.
We get on the bus and we curse the driver for being so slow. We curse the police for taking us to jail. We curse the teacher for giving us a bad
grade, or we curse the doctor because s/he gives us bad news. We never really how much we degrade those around us, never offering to help them become
And that's why I disagree with such a sentiment. A argumentative fallacy? Well, here's an argument for ya. If those people who can't stop complaining
as though the whole world is a gift from their rich daddy want to see something worth their time, if they think the work of others isn't worth the
canvas or the flashdrive or the film its on, then they should get up and start showing us how to do it right. There's no point in complaining if you
can show us your vision. Instead of attacking us, lend a hand.
It might be harder than sitting and whining, but it would certainly save you time. So, as I like to say, "Let's see you do it better." Please. Teach
edit on 6-12-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)