The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151268   Message #3530802
Posted By: Ron Davies
27-Jun-13 - 12:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: Do You Ever Lose Your Temper?
Subject: RE: BS: Do You Ever Lose Your Temper?
"modify how they see".   Right. Please cite some examples of this.

Sorry, Kevin, you seem to need a bit more acquaintaince with the real world.

Sometimes people seem to be so "evenhanded" they wind up standing for nothing. As has been said, if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

More often, we have situations like that described by Kendall, by me--and by Ebbie.

Mouthing meaningless pious platitudes that "nobody wins" a debate does nothing but allow the poster to pat himself on the back.

If I can cut off someone on Mudcat who is sounding off that all political parties are the same, that all evil is due to religion/ capitalism/ or whatever the universal villain du jour is, that is worthwhile. And it has happened. Simplistic answers to complex problems--of which there are an amazing number on Mudcat here in the depths--deserve---and will continue to get--ridicule--from me and others.

If Ebbie managed to make this woman appear ridiculous--and thereby limit the converts to her idiocy--that also was worthwhile.

I know we can't expect saints to understand this--but that is the real world.

OK, time for the next platitude.