Originally posted by solomons path
reply to post by Indigo5
If you are a fan a manufactured consent and think the world revolves around public opinion, and not logic and reason . . . by all means keep up the propaganda machine.
Not at all...The majority of Americans were against the civil rights bill..every poll showed that...it was still the right thing to do and Americans evolved to support it shortly after it's passage. Mob rules is no way to govern.
What I am a fan of is the truth...and I have an unusual intolerance for BS...I scratch and claw at it...cuz it hurts both sides of the debate and the end product of that debate.
What you did was claim that the Polls were BS...Biased...a single small sample...
That claim was BS. It hurt your credibility.
It forces the other side to BS check everything you claim...And who wants to do that? Too much work.
It encourages lessor folks to "fight fire with fire" and then you have both sides BSing...and who needs that.
So far in the gun debate...both sides are guilty of BS...but the pro-gun lobby/advocates have far exceeded the "regulation" crew...by miles and miles.
Finding legitimate arguments amongst gun-advocates takes more work than most people are capable of.
In that regard I think BS is hurting the debate and actually hurts pro-gun folks position...which does have some threads of veracity and logic...just burried in BS though.
edit on 12-3-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)