Sunday, December 24, 2023

Ad Hominem

Things we learned in 2023, if not earlier...

If your default response to any opinion that varies significantly to your own is "shame on you!' you are basically an idiot.

People tend to blame social media for this tendency to treat all forms of push back as the sort of extremist menace which merits a proper tantrum along with a peppering of acrimonious animus.

But there also has to be a base level of dumbness driving this phenomenon as well.
There are very few political-religious-existential-cultural positions which do not deserve a measure of tolerance and respectful parley.

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