posted on Jan, 25 2014 @ 10:37 PM
I'd really like someone to show that I'm wrong here. I usually enjoy discussing politics, but something rather odd seems to be happening. Let me
offer an example. Someone might insist that our President is a centrist or a moderate. What can be done with a person holding such views? I'm
willing to have a discussion, but I have no idea how to have one with such a person.
Certainly, one can be polite and ask that individual to explain his views, ask for definitions, etc., but what's the point? You can't discuss
colors with someone insisting the grass is purple and the sky is lime green. Yet we have people insisting on that.
We have people who don't believe that Eric Holder should be censured and fired, and would be in any decent administration.
Some people claim that this is one of the more transparent administrations.
Some claim that the "problems" the administration finds itself in are either minor, politically motivated, or something that both sides do
Some have written that Romney would do the same things as Obama, and would be a worse president.
Some claim that our President has some significant accomplishments besides ordering the SEALS to kill Bin Laden (After Valerie Jarrett told him twice
Some deny that he is a socialist (Or statist, or fascist, or whatever else the word is these days.)
Some deny that he is using the power of the government to go after his enemies in attempts to silence, intimidate, or harass them, even more so than
Some think the economy is on track and coming along just fine.
Some think the Constitution is outdated and unworkable.
Some think our President hasn't broken laws while President.
There are so many of these "Purple grass, lime green sky" people on ATS that one spends a lot of time trying to show 2+2=4.
For some reason, it seems as though their existence is tied into the belief that Americans are too foolish to decide things for themselves and that
the only proper thing is to have the wise and kind people in the federal government make up as many decisions and rules as possible. If someone
disagrees with that, the person is attacked as being an evil, immoral, threat to society, who must be silenced in some way or another. Surprisingly,
the liberals are less tolerant than the conservatives.
So much time is spent trying to describe the reality which they can't see, any serious conversation is put on hold. But it does get tedious at
times, trying to explain that the grass is really green, and the sky is truly blue.