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sadolite
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9/4/2011 11:45:48 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
What makes people think that there political views or ideas are any better than those who the insult and denigrate who oppose their views. They don't engage in inquiry, they just insult and denigrate and wish Hell and death on them. They call their opposition stupid and idiotic. In my view if you are one of these people you are the least qualified to comment on any political view point let alone hold any public office.
You views are no more or no less valid than anyone else's when it comes to dealing with fiscal issues or social issues. Just because you don't want something cut or changed or vice versa does not mean you are evil or stupid. It means it is up to you to show facts and figures to support your views, not to comment on your oppositions views.
DetectableNinja
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9/4/2011 11:48:41 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I absolutely agree. After all, the opinion doesn't make the man, the man makes the opinion.
But if the chance remains
to see those better days,
I'd cut the cannons down.

- Vampire Weekend "Giving Up the Gun"
CosmicAlfonzo
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9/4/2011 12:21:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
If you can see where the other person is coming from, you can have sympathy for why they believe they do.

I think everyone is stupid, so why single anyone out?
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CosmicAlfonzo
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9/4/2011 12:22:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You fvcking retarded piece of caveman excrement.
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000ike
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9/4/2011 12:24:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 12:21:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
If you can see where the other person is coming from, you can have sympathy for why they believe they do.


I think everyone is stupid, so why single anyone out?

I feel sorry for you.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
innomen
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9/4/2011 12:42:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 12:05:20 PM, Lasagna wrote:
Hard to find anyone who doesn't think their opposites are stupid... especially on a website like this :)

I don't know that this is true. People here do well on their merit of presentation of information from their particular perspective, and those that do this well are are generally regarded well without respect to the position they hold.

There are some who warrant a claim of being stupid, because they clearly are, and many others who are bright, because they clearly are, and their position on an issue doesn't seem to denote one way or the other. I don't think anyone would call Geo stupid, but pretty much everyone would agree that he holds some minority (if not insane) views. I look at Feverish, he and i are pretty much opposites, but i think he's a bright guy, but just holds different values.

Nah, stupid is stupid, and we know it when we see it.
Kinesis
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9/4/2011 12:46:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 12:21:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I think everyone is stupid, so why single anyone out?

'stupid' is a scale relative to the time, place education of the general populace. If everyone is stupid, no-one is.
000ike
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9/4/2011 12:52:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 12:46:25 PM, Kinesis wrote:
At 9/4/2011 12:21:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I think everyone is stupid, so why single anyone out?

'stupid' is a scale relative to the time, place education of the general populace. If everyone is stupid, no-one is.

I think you've just broken his anarchy philosophy.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
CosmicAlfonzo
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9/4/2011 2:07:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 12:46:25 PM, Kinesis wrote:
At 9/4/2011 12:21:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I think everyone is stupid, so why single anyone out?

'stupid' is a scale relative to the time, place education of the general populace. If everyone is stupid, no-one is.

The stupidity I'm talking about is relative, but not to what you are talking about.

At 9/4/2011 12:52:47 PM, 000ike wrote:
I think you've just broken his anarchy philosophy.

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BennyW
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9/4/2011 2:16:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Well one possible explanation can be seen in my signature.
You didn't build that-Obama
It's pretty lazy to quote things you disagree with, call it stupid and move on, rather than arguing with the person. -000ike
CosmicAlfonzo
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9/4/2011 2:23:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You can learn a lot from being insulted.

Like, how to stop being such a poosie.

There are no bullies, only poosies.
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000ike
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9/4/2011 2:45:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 2:23:21 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
You can learn a lot from being insulted.

Like, how to stop being such a poosie.

There are no bullies, only poosies.

What a delightfully effective way to not have friends. Excellent mentality good sir!
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
Man-is-good
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9/4/2011 2:49:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Insulting others will at least help people reaffirm themselves and to confront their problems....

It's basically one of those lessons that life gives us to remember about this world.
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
Wnope
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9/4/2011 2:54:32 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 2:23:21 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
You can learn a lot from being insulted.

Like, how to stop being such a poosie.

There are no bullies, only poosies.

Here, here!